May 15, 1915

Alcohol and the Harrison Narcotic Law

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Montrose, Pa.

JAMA. 1915;LXIV(20):1676. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02570460052028

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To the Editor:  —Why cannot The American Medical Association father and support an amendment to the Harrison Narcotic Law placing alcohol and its by-products under its provisions? Alcohol is a narcotic and is doing more to degrade the American people than either opium or cocain. Such an amendment would require only a majority vote of Congress to pass. It would not trespass on the doctrine of states' rights. It would be constitutional. It could be easily administered and enforced as a revenue measure, as a part of the Harrison law now in force. It would put an end to the liquor business.

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