April 11, 1891

An American Medical Temperance Society.

JAMA. 1891;XVI(15):532. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410670028012

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To the Editor:  —Several months since the undersigned received a communication from the Secretary of the British Medical Temperance Association, suggesting the formation of a similar organization in this country and the establishment of fraternal relations between them. The British Medical Temperance Association was organized in 1876, in London, with thirty members and Dr. Edmunds as President. It now embraces about five hundred members, with Dr. B. W. Richardson as President, and Dr. J. J. Ridge, Secretary. Among its members are many of the more eminent members of the profession in that country, and it has exerted a wide and most beneficial influence. The objects of the Association are declared to be " to advance the practice of total abstinence in and through the medical profession, to promote investigation as to the action of alcohol in health and disease, and to constitute a bond of union among medical abstainers scattered all

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