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April 21, 1900


JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(16):1008. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460160050010

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Realizing the confusion that exists relative to the ethical status of the various medicinal preparations, especially with reference to their use by the medical profession and their appearance in the advertising pages of The Journal, and being also impressed with the desirability, if not necessity, of subjecting the entire question to a careful scrutiny in order to reach an intelligent conclusion as to what articles are not in accord with the ethics of medicine and pharmacy, The Journal this week begins a series of papers on the relations of pharmacy and medicine. It is proposed to make a careful survey of the entire field, and to present the various phases of the many interests involved, including those of the advertiser and the readers of The Journal. What medicinal preparations shall be admitted to, and what debarred from, the advertising pages of a scientific medical journal is a vexed question, but

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