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September 28, 1935

Foreign Letters

JAMA. 1935;105(13):1048-1053. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760390042021

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LONDON  (From Our Regular Correspondent)Aug. 31, 1935.

The Campaign Against Noise  In a previous letter, the formation was reported of the Anti-Noise League to combat the growing torment of noise, which is injurious both to the sick and to the well. The movement began about two years ago with a letter to the Times by some well known persons, including members of the medical profession such as Lord Horder, Sir James Purves-Stewart (neurologist) and Dr. Dan McKenzie (otologist), asking for assistance in the formation of the league. The response was excellent. The revolt against noise has crystallized into a campaign supported by thousands of people. The report, which has just been issued, states that the league had to meet two criticisms. It was stated that noise had always existed in cities. The reply is that traffic noises have grown more penetrating, more strident and more unrhythmically continuous in the

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