November 10, 2005
Carbolic Smoke Devices
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.
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