" STAMMERING-SCHOOLS " 303 The "specialists," it should be noted, are always vociferous in denouncing quacks. They abhor those nasty people, and appeal to God to exterminate the charlatans. But while the " specialist" is praying for the charlatan's extermination, it would be well for the stammerer to be careful. In this connection we excerpt a paragraph from " The Great American. Fraud ":l " Here are a few of the more conspicuous and unmistakable indications of quackery among the specialists: The advertising doctor who, having a ' cure' to sell, is f editorially endorsed1 by any publication, particularly in the religious field, is a quack. The doctor who advertises secret powers, or newly discovered scientific methods, or vaunts a special * system * or * method/ is a quack* The doctor who offers to sell, at a price, a cure for any ailment is a quack, and if he professes a * special interest * in your case and promises reduced rates, he's throwing in a little extra lying for good measure. Finally, the form-letter is a sure sign. You can tell it because it begins ' Dear Friend/ or * Dear Mr. So-and-So/ or ' My Dear Correspondent/ and contains promises that will fit any case. If, however, you are determined to give a trial to one of these ' specialists/ suggest these terms; that, since he promises to cure you, you will deposit to Ms account the full price of the treatment, to be paid 1 "The Great American Fraud," p. in. This treatise (by Samuel Hopkins Adams) deals with the nostrum evil and with quacks and quackery in general. Copies can be obtained from The American Medical Association, 53$ Dearborn Avenue, Chicago. Paper-covered copies are supplied at tea cents, and cloth-covered copies at twenty- five cents, both post-free.