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To the Editor:—
An editorial in The Journal, Aug. 20, 1910, p. 697, discusses the action of the Gulf States Journal of Medicine and Surgery in eliminating from its pages advertisements of such medicinal preparations as do not comply with the requirements of the Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry of the American Medical Association.May I call your attention to the fact that the Cleveland Medical Journal in November, 1909, announced a similar program and since then this rule has been observed in accepting new advertisements? Existing contracts, of course, had to be observed, and although practically all of the objectionable advertisements appeared for the last time in the issue of December, 1909, it was not until August, 1910, that the last one had disappeared.Publicity of such facts as the above should certainly help in inducing other independent journals to adopt a similar censorship.
Weir WH. Another Clean Medical Journal. JAMA. 1910;55(24):2080. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330240058023