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Thursday, November 10, 2005

Carbolic Smoke Devices

Carbolic_smoke_ball_1 Oh, and as long as we're talking about famous cases, we should note that the notorious Carbolic Smoke Ball (of Carlill v. Carbolic Smoke Ball Co.) wasn't a complete quack remedy.  There were, it turns out, versions of carbolic acid sprayers and inhalers actually used by the medical profession.  You can see one of them here.

[Frank Snyder]

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