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September 19, 1908


JAMA. 1908;LI(12):1016-1017. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02540120060007

A correspondent, in calling attention to one of a series of resolutions we quoted last week,1 comments as follows: "Had this resolution been passed by the American Medical Association and been endorsed and published by The Journal, I am inclined to think that frenzied protests would have arisen in certain quarters about the attempt of the Association to throttle 'independent medical journalism.'" The resolution referred to by our correspondent reads as follows:

Resolved, That this act should be so drawn that periodicals continuing to publish advertisements, determined by such commission to be fraudulent, should be subject to fine and exclusion from the mails of the United States until such misleading and fraudulent advertisements be excluded.

As this resolution was adopted by the National Association of Piano Dealers, we may expect to hear no protests except from the manufacturers of fake pianos. We may assume, however, that those organs which

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