October 21, 1933


JAMA. 1933;101(17):1325-1326. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740420045018

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The Noise Evil: Organized Action at Last  The ill effects, on the well as on the sick, of the noises of modern civilization, particularly those due to automobiles, have been pointed out from time to time. The evil has reached such a pitch that at last corporate action is being taken. A new society called the Anti-Noise League has been formed by some well known public men, including leaders of the medical profession—Lord Horder, Sir James Purves-Stuart (neurologist) and Dr. Dan Mackenzie (laryngologist and otologist). The league states that there is need for immediate action to mitigate the noise evil, especially the unnecessary hooting of automobiles in residential areas. They aim at enlisting such a force of public opinion as will induce the authorities to regulate by law forms of noise that are manifestly injurious to the comfort, health and repose of the community at large, as well as being

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