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To the Editor:
—I desire to call your attention to the growing and pernicious custom of drug houses in mailing their literature and samples to the homes of physicians. I regret to note that some of the better pharmaceutic firms are also entering into this practice. The average daily mail contains from one to a dozen circulars, many of which are not desirable for a home library table, and certainly not elevating reading for children. Many of the samples are laxatives and douche powders containing poisons and are a menace to the home.I simply call this matter to your attention, hoping for general disapproval and thereby securing cooperation sufficient to stop this bad method of advertising.
Nice CM. DISTRIBUTION OF PHARMACEUTIC SAMPLES. JAMA. 1926;86(25):1931. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670510053033
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