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December 14, 1964

Anti-Literature Campaign: A Warning and a Plea

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Williamsport, Pa

JAMA. 1964;190(11):1015. doi:10.1001/jama.1964.03070240061023

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To the Editor:—  Having read Dr. F. A. Clark's Letter to the Editor entitled "Anti-Literature Campaign" (JAMA189:332 [July 27] 1964), I am compelled to write this letter of warning to him and to others who might be inclined to try stopping the influx of unsolicited medical magazines. Dr. Clark indicated that he would write the publishers and request that his name be deleted from the mailing list—I can only wish him luck.Sharing his concern for this problem, I wrote the editors of a "modern" medical publication, requesting that I be taken off the mailing list. The copies kept coming and a frenzied letter arrived asking my reasons for this apparently novel action. I obliged but the magazine continued to arrive. Twice in the past six months we have exchanged correspondence, and, though I have been assured that my request would be honored. the magazine still arrives. At

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