November 1, 1952


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Hillsboro, N. C.

JAMA. 1952;150(9):951. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.03680090115026

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To the Editor:  —In The Journal of July 26, 1952, on page 1220, you state that most frequently addicts who appear in a physician's office are transients who are unknown to the physician and that such persons are likely to appear when circuses and carnivals are present in a community. I want to tell you that I do not know about carnivals nor other circuses but that, as medical director of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus for six weeks during the past summer, I was not asked at any time by any person for any narcotic drugs.

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