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September 6, 1919


JAMA. 1919;73(10):781. doi:10.1001/jama.1919.02610360051023

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To the Editor:  —Allow us to direct your attention to several misstatements which appear in the letter signed "Allen W. Freeman, M.D., Commissioner of Health, State of Ohio," published in The Journal of the American Medical Association for July 26.

  1. Salesmen of this company have not been exhibiting a "letter purporting to show that this department has endorsed their products in the treatment of venereal diseases," as stated by Dr. Freeman.

  2. The author of the letter has not "made numerous efforts to recall the letter, but the Merrell people profess an inability to control its use," as stated by Dr. Freeman.

A physician employed in one of the clinics used our Proteogens Nos. 10 and 11 extensively and is still using them to a large extent in his private practice. He is a man of standing in the community in which he practices and is also a professor

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