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April 1, 1933


JAMA. 1933;100(13):1050. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740130054022

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The International League Against Quackery  The Ligue internationale contre le charlatanisme, simultaneously with the Ligue belge contre le charlatanisme, held a meeting during the Brussels medical week.Dr. Brandlight, after welcoming the foreign delegates, spoke on the value of an international organization to combat quackery. The campaign should be directed on an international scale by a committee acting in collaboration with the organization and the League of Nations. Dr. Joly, the French delegate, pointed out the danger of entrusting to masseurs and to nurses slight medical interventions, as it leads the way to abuses. Furthermore, by encouraging in this way the illegal practice of medicine, the physician himself becomes a violator of the law.After a discussion in which Mr. Lint of Netherlands, the president of the league, and Mr. Devis (a lawyer) took part, the assembly decided to confine the crusade to the countries in which laws, customs and

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