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2009-12-17 13:57:58

Editorial: Secret remedies 100 years on The medical establishment and politicians must do more to crack down on alternative medicine, argues a senior scientist on bmj.com today. In 1909 the BMA, BMJ and politicians tried to end the marketing of secret remedies by uncovering the secret ingredients of popular products like Turlington's Balsam of Life, Mayr's wonderful stomach remedy, and Green Mountain magic pain remover. Yet, one hundred years on, the response of the medical establishment to...