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June 23, 1917


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JAMA. 1917;LXVIII(25):1934. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.04270060342034

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To the Editor:  —The letter of Mr. J. W. England, secretary of the council of the American Pharmaceutical Association (The Journal, June 16, 1917, p. 1864) to which your clear and forcible editorial comment gives a just endorsement, calls attention to a matter in which physicians should actively interest themselves, not only as medical men, but also as patriotic American citizens.The war into which our country—after all possible delay and every effort to preserve an honorable peace—has been forced, is going to be, as the President so well says, "a grim business." Back of it must be sentiment and enthusiasm; hut in its conduct cold, practical common sense is demanded. The necessity of the best attainable medical and hygienic aid to the fighting arm, both in training camps and on the field of battle, is no longer at issue. The importance of the pharmacist as first aid to physician

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