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July 21, 1917

THE ACTION OF THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES OF THE A. M. A. ON THE ALCOHOL QUESTION

JAMA. 1917;LXIX(3):226-227. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.02590300066023

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To the Editor:  —In The Journal, June 9, 1917, p. 1768, the following resolution appears as emanating from the Council on Health and Public Instruction:Whereas, It is the unanimous opinion of the Council on Health and Public Instruction of the American Medical Association that alcohol has no drug value, either as a stimulant, as a tonic or as a therapeutic agent, and that it has no food value; andWhereas, Its use as a beverage or as a therapeutic agent is detrimental rather than beneficial to the individual; therefore, be itResolved, That the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association, at its Sixty-Eighth Annual Session, declares it is opposed to the use of alcohol by individuals either as a medicine or as a beverage; and be it furtherResolved, That its use in medicine is permissible only in the preparation and preservation of pharmaceutical products.I wish

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