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January 9, 1904

Circulating Reprints Without Authority.

JAMA. 1904;XLII(2):109. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02490470037012

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Chicago, Jan. 5, 1904.

To the Editor:  —About a year ago I began a series of observations on the therapeutic effects of a new remedy that from analogy I believed would be a valuable sedative, especially for the relief of cough. I presented the unbiased results of these observations to the Illinois State Medical Society last May and the paper was published in the Illinois State Medical Journal with no title following my name except M.D. Reprints were made of the article and mailed to many physicians in the state. Subsequently a reprint of this article was republished by the manufacturers of the product without my knowledge or consent, and several titles were placed after my name on the cover page. I knew nothing of this until recently when I received a copy of the reprint with a protest from some physician whose name was not given to me. The

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