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November 8, 1919


JAMA. 1919;73(19):1454-1455. doi:10.1001/jama.1919.02610450050023

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Mexico, Oct. 26, 1919.

The Opium Case  The large quantity of opium which was found by the police in a private house, and which was believed to be intended to be smuggled into the United States, has been confiscated by the authorities, who have placed it at the disposal of the board of public health. The value of the confiscated opium is estimated as about $22,000.

The Mexican Medical Association  The Mexican Medical Association has decided to address a petition to the House of Representatives, explaining the advantages that will accrue to the people in general, and the professional classes in particular, from the adoption of a law that will restrict the practice of medicine and allied professions to duly licensed persons. This law would put an end to the serious harm that the quacks are doing at present in this country.—The association has decided to grant annually two prizes

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