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September 19, 1903

Illegally Reprinting Articles from the Journal.

JAMA. 1903;XLI(12):734. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490310038011

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Abstract

New York, Aug. 18, 1903.

To the Editor:  —My attention has been called to a reprint of my article on "Anesthol" (which appeared in The Journal, Feb. 28 and March 7, 1903), made and circulated by Messrs. Lehn & Fink, a wholesale drug firm of New York. These reprints were made entirely without my knowledge. I promptly wrote to Messrs. Lehn & Fink, asking for an explanation. The answer I received from them was most unsatisfactory, carefully avoiding the point at issue: "lack of my (the author's) consent for making the reprints," and not even offering an apology for their conduct.I can but protest against the method adopted by this firm, viz., using a scientific article for commercial purposes, without securing the writer's consent prior to their doing so. I need not assure you that had they asked me beforehand I would have refused their proposition most emphatically. Is

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