For such skill and services we charge fairly and reasonably, and we have yet to find a patient who is dissatisfied. Our cases get well, provided our advice is followed and a cure is possible. If it is not, we frankly and candidly tell the truth. We cannot afford to make false statements or false promises, to hold out hopes we cannot justify, to ruin our established and well-known reputation for honesty, fair dealing and medical skill in order to make a few dollars. We find that one man cured is the very best advertisement we can have, and that one such case makes us one warm friend and advocate, and brings us many patients, where one man deceived and defrauded would make us one bitter enemy and injure us in the eyes of many. Thus, every other consideration of honor and honesty aside, it pays us better to deal fairly with our patrons.
This treatment has been thoroughly tried in the most desperate and adverse cases, and has stood the test of time and repeated trials, has stood these tests as no other remedy or remedies ever have or ever will, and in them men of all ages and all conditions may find strength, health and vigor.
THE CIVIALE REMEDIAL AGENCY, MAIN OFFICES AND LABORATORY, 174 FULTON STREET, NEW YORK CITY.
—> Please address all Medical and Business Letters to Offices, 174 Fulton street. They may be addressed to CIVIALE AGENCY, or Mr. L. B. Jones, our Business Manager.
(From the New Orleans Weekly Picayune, May 23, 1885.)
CIVIALE REMEDIAL AGENCY.—Every man, whether he be young, middle aged, or old, suffering from weakness, debility, or impotency, will be made healthy and happy by writing to this excellent concern, at 174 Fulton street, New York. The advertisement should be read, which will show skeptics that the agency is worthy of confidence. The press and medical profession indorse the gentlemen connected with it in strong terms.
STRICT MORALITY vs. FALSE MODESTY.
In preparing both the first and later editions of this little work (that has brought happiness to so many by opening the way to knowledge of a proper means of cure and methods of regaining health and vigor), +the utmost care and circumspection have been exercised in an endeavor to exclude from its pages anything that could be construed by the most fastidious as immodest, obscene, or in any way offensive to decency, morality or good breeding+. Indeed, although purely and essentially +a medical work, and intended solely for such persons whose duty it is to be acquainted with the facts given+, in order to understand their complaint, to place themselves under proper treatment, and to avoid the dangers of quackery, we have in many instances wholly excluded or materially modified the wording of passages in order to comply with our original ideas of the strictest purity of thought and speech commensurate with a truthful and honest statement of facts.