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February 10, 1940

PROTEST AGAINST COMMERCIAL EXPLOITATION OF A SCIENTIFIC CONTRIBUTION

JAMA. 1940;114(6):512. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810060058020

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Abstract

To the Editor:—  In my mail January 3 I received a form letter on the stationery of Sutliff & Case Company, Inc., of Peoria, Ill., a circular advertising "Thio-Cara Compound and Thiocyan-Tabs" and what purported to be a transcript of a ten minute address which I gave before the Inter-State Post Graduate Medical Association meeting held in the Palmer House, Chicago, Nov. 1, 1939, on the subject "Experiences with the Surgical Treatment of Hypertension."On the same date, on the advice of the Bureau of Legal Medicine and Legislation of the American Medical Association, I wrote this company calling attention to the fact that it had used my name in connection with advertising its product without my knowledge or my consent. I informed the company that the further use of my name in that connection was forbidden and that it must stop such use immediately.I also stated that the

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