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May 30, 1908

Use of Alcohol in Medicine.

JAMA. 1908;L(22):1810. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02530480050015

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Homer, N. Y., May 18, 1908.

To the Editor:  —The department of medical temperance of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union has for some years been endeavoring to instruct women regarding the danger of the use of alcoholic liquors and other powerful drugs as family remedies. This work has been done by the circulation of leaflets and pamphlets embodying the teachings of leading medical men, who make little or no use of alcoholic drinks in the treatment of disease, and who warn against the self-prescription of habit-forming drugs.As superintendent of this work for the National Woman's Christian Temperance Union, I have received much help from physicians; indeed, without such assistance it would have been presumptuous for me to undertake such a task. It is my wish to secure, so far as possible, the cooperation of physicians all over the country. I should be very grateful for copies of pamphlets bearing

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