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Although the time is brief since the United States Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington announced its decision that the practice of medicine is a trade, several of the leading newspapers in the country have already indicated their point of view regarding this decision. This point of view is not wholly in agreement with the United States Circuit Court of Appeals. A few papers, on the other hand, have expressed their enjoyment in the decision, notably the Washington, D. C., Times, the New York Times and the Indianapolis Times. As might be expected, the New York Times engages in another slur at the American Medical Association and suggests that encouragement by the Association of various experiments "might have prevented the consideration of such monstrosities as the original Wagner Health Bill and would certainly have prevented a criminal action under the Sherman Act." This philosophizing of the New York Times after
THE PRESS COMMENTS ON THE APPEALS COURT DECISION. JAMA. 1940;114(12):1081-1082. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810120053014