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March 17, 1900


JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(11):694. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460110054012

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According to the newspapers, the Love bill to regulate the practice of medicine in Ohio has been amended so as to exclude newspaper advertising as a ground for annuling a license, and to permit counter-prescribing by druggists. Thus, two influential elements of opposition, the newspapers and the druggists, have been silenced, and it is thought probable that the bill may pass. In fact, some of the newspapers that were before unfavorable are now advocating its passage. So far as learned, the osteopaths and faith curers have not succeeded in their efforts, and it is not more emasculated than perhaps might be expected. On the principle that half or three-quarters of a loaf is better than no bread, we can still congratulate our Ohio brethren. We trust that the beneficial workings of the law, as it is to be, will be so evident to the Ohio public that at some future

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