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October 16, 1937


JAMA. 1937;109(16):1282-1283. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780420042014

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In the education of the public about health and disease, Americans today have the benefit of advice from a considerable number of syndicated writers. No doubt the most widely circulated columns are those of Drs. James W. Barton, William Brady, Logan Clendening, Royal S. Copeland, Irving Cutter, Morris Fishbein and Iago Galdston. Other columns with lesser circulation are written by Drs. Herman N. Bundesen, C. N. Chrisman and J. J. Gaines; there are a half dozen more written by laymen and nurses, including a few dealing wholly with psychiatry. These columns vary in their instructive value and in their accuracy, as might well be expected. Most of them are quite certainly useful, particularly in causing patients to recognize promptly the serious character of some symptoms and to seek adequate medical advice. The column written by Dr. William Brady, once conspicuous because of its educational efforts, has during recent years gradually

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