“And the “Matchless Sanative”–who has not known of its marvelous cures? Twenty-five or thirty years ago it was all the rage in some places. I have seen many chronic invalids who had worn out half a dozen regular physicians, and swallowed the whole round of patent nostrums; but nothing ever did them so much good as the “Matchless Sanative.” Well, IT WAS A MATCHLESS MEDICINE. It was the very best remedy, as a universal panacea, ever sold to an afflicted mortal at an extravagant price, for IT WAS PURE WATER, AND NOTHING ELSE”
— from, “THE TRUE HEALING ART: Or, HYGIENIC vs. DRUG MEDICATION,” AN ADDRESS DELIVERED AT THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE, WASHINGTON, D. C., BY RUSSELL T. TRALL, M.D.