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May 21, 1898

Beware of Temptations!

JAMA. 1898;XXX(21):1243. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02440730049013

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Indianapolis, May 13, 1898.

To the Editor:  —From the enclosed letter you can readily see what temptations await us at the Denver meeting:Editorial Rooms of The Denver Republican.Willis S. Thompson, City Editor.Denver, Colo., May 10, 1898.

Dear Sir:  —Will you please send us, by the earliest mail convenient, a good photograph of yourself? We wish to secure it as far in advance of the June Convention as possible, and we will guarantee its return in good condition.Yours very truly,Willis S. Thompson, City Editor.P. S. Kindly write full name and address on back of photo.If our fellow members yield to this pernicious way of advertising themselves in the newspapers our Association must eventually become a society of advertising idiots. We have no excuse whatever for this. Quacks have no other way to keep themselves before the public.Please sound a friendly note of warning

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