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January 20, 1917

Secret Remedies and Professional Responsibility

JAMA. 1917;LXVIII(3):214. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.04270010214022

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To the Editor:  —A man of great wealth and of social and business prominence in this community recently returned from an eastern visit during which he had occasion to consult a physician. The physician, be it remarked, is a prominent educator, being dean of one of the most important medical schools of the country, a man of nation wide reputation, and of undoubted skill and ability as a practitioner of medicine. He is also well known in the Americal Medical Association, of which he has long been a prominent and important Fellow, and is a vigorous enemy of secret remedies and a strong supporter of the Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry. The above mentioned gentleman brought home with him a new and marvelous remedy which his physician had prescribed for him and which in an incredibly short time had cured his influenza and which, as grip was quite epidemic at

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