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June 22, 1907

The Temperance Lunch.

JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(25):2130-2131. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02520510048009

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Hartford, Conn., June 13, 1907.

To the Editor:  —I have received several letters from persons who evidently were not present at the Atlantic City meeting, inquiring about the "temperance lunch." A general statement of this occasion will be a sufficient answer to all inquiries and will be of interest to others.For some time past a marked sentiment was expressed to us that the American Medical Association should show more interest in the alcohol problem at its annual meeting. The American Association for the Study of Alcohol and Other Narcotics has for the past twelve years held its annual meetings at the same time and place as the American Medical Association, but has not attracted much attention. The feeling has been expressed widely that a general meeting should be held, in which all members of the American Medical Association might join and discuss some of the great problems.Following the

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