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[Last week we commented on the fact that the Adamson bill had passed the House of Representatives and would, quite likely, soon pass the Senate; that it included a clause authorizing the Federal Trade Commission to grant licenses to citizens of this country to manufacture products controlled, through patents, by enemy aliens. Bearing on this subject is a letter to the Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, which is of such importance, in that it states concisely certain facts, that we gladly give space to it.—Ed.]
New York, July 19, 1917.
Hon. William J. Harris, Chairman, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D. C.
—In view of the possibility of the enactment of the Adamson bill, providing for the licensing of foreign patents to American citizens, I beg to present a few considerations bearing on the subject of salvarsan. As a former president of the American Dermatological Association, a member
Pollitzer S. END MONOPOLY ON SALVARSAN. JAMA. 1917;LXIX(4):305-306. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.02590310057020