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November 16, 1907


JAMA. 1907;XLIX(20):1680. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02530200038010

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In the Medical Economics Department of The Journal this week appears an account of the action of the Kentucky State Medical Association on the vital question of the use of nostrums by physicians. The State Association adopted a series of resolutions at its recent meeting, endorsing the work of the Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry and requesting county medical societies to secure the active aid of every licensed physician in the state to stop the use and sale of nostrums and of dishonest proprietary medicines. Physicians were requested to obtain and to be guided by the United States Pharmacopeia and National Formulary and the reports of the Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry, to support such medical journals as are willing to assist the profession by freeing their columns of nostrum advertising and to refuse to receive medical journals which do not endorse this movement. The executive officers of the Kentucky

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