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At the request of your esteemed President, Dr. Geo. W. Stoner, I have prepared a few notes for your meeting, on which I hope your honorable body will not only take action, but also bring the matter before the appropriate committee of the general body of the Association in such a way that a remonstrance may be forwarded to the Attorney-General of the United States, asking him to rule in the matter and take such steps as will best put a stop to the dangerous and fatal methods of dispensing medicines through the mails or otherwise.
I will, therefore, without any preamble and as briefly as possible, detail the cases which have called forth this paper, and without any appeals or moralizing leave the matter in your hands, feeling sure such a statement of facts will be well weighed and acted upon by your honorable body.
On Sept. 1, 1892,
DUFFIELD SP. STATE MEDICINE; ITS RELATION TO PATENT MEDICINE.Read in the Section on State Medicine, at the Forty-fifth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at San Francisco, June 5-8, 1894.. JAMA. 1894;XXIII(8):293-294. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02421130003001a