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June 20, 1925


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Rochester, Minn.

JAMA. 1925;84(25):1940. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02660510056027

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To the Editor:  —While attending the meeting of the Congress of Physicians and Surgeons in Washington, I saw some large signs advertising radium water in which my name was utilized as advocating the use of radium. At the Traymore Hotel, in Atlantic City, I was presented with a circular advertisement of the National Radium Products Company, in which they advertised radium water and again used my name as though I advocated its use. My name was used for general advertising purposes without my knowledge or consent.I have been interested in the use of radium in internal medicine for ten or twelve years. In collaboration with Dr. Walter Baetjer, I presented a paper before the Section on Pharmacology and Therapeutics of the American Medical Association in 1913, entitled "Radium Water in Internal Medicine." Our conclusions read as follow:We must state frankly that the results in our small series of

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