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May 24, 1930


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Baltimore. Editor, the American Journal of Psychiatry.

JAMA. 1930;94(21):1715. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02710470079023

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To the Editor:  —About two weeks ago I received by mail a pamphlet, on the cover page of which was printed "Report of the Treatment with Manganese Chloride of 181 Cases of Schizophrenia, 33 of Manic Depression and 16 of other Defects or Psychoses, at the Ontario Hospital, Brockville. By W. M. English, M.D., Superintendent. Reprinted from the American Journal of Psychiatry: Vol. IX., No. 3, Nov. 1929." On the second, third and fourth pages of the cover were advertisements of a laboratory and its preparations for intravenous injection.I at once wrote the laboratory in question, asking on what authority it had reprinted a paper from the American Journal of Psychiatry and used it to advertise the laboratory and its products.In due time I received a letter regretting that any "offense" had been committed but stating that, as some time had elapsed since the article had been printed,

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