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Professor Quiz would probably get some interesting answers from physicians as to what the FTC is and how it functions. That it is a member of the New Deal alphabetical family might be a good guess, but this would only get one the gong, as we shall later see. Even though we should give out the clue that the FTC is not a new governmental agency but one which has been in active operation for a quarter of a century, there would perhaps still be few who have a clear conception of the functions of the FTC which are of interest to physicians. It is for this reason that some explanations are believed to be not only appropriate but necessary for the information of the American medical profession.
At the risk of offending the intelligence of some of the better informed readers of The Journal, this explanation will be made
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