Probably no lay publication in Europe has done more to expose quackery and fraud than has London Truth. Henry Labouchere, its editor, by his aggressive attitude toward frauds and humbugs, medical and otherwise, has been involved in numerous libel actions, from which, in spite of the rigid libel laws of Great Britain, he has almost invariably come off victor.
He took occasion recently to commend the new Quackery Prevention Act1 of New Zealand, and in his article expresses some opinions on the subject of medical quackery that will meet with the approval of every physician. Clause 5 of the act deals with the relation of the publisher to quack advertisements:
If any person causes any statement to be inserted in breach of this act in a newspaper printed and published in New Zealand, the printer, publisher and proprietor of that newspaper shall severally (and without excluding the liability of