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February 17, 1923


JAMA. 1923;80(7):490-491. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02640340046023

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Prohibition in America  I have already referred to the campaign against prohibition that is being waged in the European press, and to the ridiculously exaggerated stories that the newspapers are printing on the subject (The Journal, July 24, 1920, p. 255, and April 2, 1921, p. 947). Dr. G. Linossier, of the editorial staff of the Paris médical, recently began in the journal he represents a series of articles entitled, "In Dry America." He also makes reference to recent fantastic accounts that have appeared in the daily papers, which tend to discredit prohibition in general. For instance, a telegraphic dispatch dated New York, October 13, which has made the rounds of the press, affirms that prohibition has increased the number of deaths from alcohol. The number is said to have increased from eighty-three to 173 for an equal period of time. Linossier states that such a result is too improbable

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