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September 23, 1905

A CREDIT TO NEWSPAPERS.

JAMA. 1905;XLV(13):925. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02510130045008

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Abstract

Having in mind the entire dependence of the quacks and nostrum makers for their success on their alliance with the newspapers, and the ready acceptance by most papers of money received from those who murder the unborn as well as from those who plunder the invalid, the medical profession universally feels that the press, in the main, is by no means eager to stop those particular and vicious forms of graft that it finds profitable. Now that genuine effort is at last being made to expose to the world this newspaper graft, the profession will do all it can to support the effort to break up that alliance with the press that alone enables the nostrum vender to become rich by palming off whisky as medicine and morphin as a harmless remedy. In so doing, however, we must not lose sight of the good deeds of journalism. Our quarrel is

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