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May 18, 1907

Temperance Lunch.

JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(20):1696. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02520460052017

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Hartford, Conn., May 8, 1907.

To the Editor:  —I have received a number of inquiries relating to the temperance lunch proposed at Atlantic City, June 6. It should be distinctly understood that this occasion is not to promote any particular theory, or society, or any special effort to enlist or pledge any one to the so-called temperance cause. The purpose is simply to gather, and informally talk over the many questions which are arising about this problem. It seems eminently fitting that the American Medical Association, the largest medical society in the world, should recognize this subject in this simple way, and indicate that we are not indifferent to the medical and hygienic interests which center about it.The Society for the Study of Alcohol has simply volunteered to manage and conduct this event in response to the request of a number of persons who feel that the members of

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