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October 2, 1926


JAMA. 1926;87(14):1128-1129. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680140046014

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The publication in The Journal of the names of physicians in California, Illinois, Minnesota, New York and Wisconsin, whose permits to prescribe liquor have been revoked, has aroused varying reactions. Several prohibition administrators have welcomed the action as a move toward securing better medical cooperation in the enforcement of the provisions of the Volstead Act; some have refused to furnish names, and at least two have said that the physicians in their vicinity were of such a high order of probity that they doubted the probability of revocations. The Director of Prohibition in Washington has written to the headquarters of the American Medical Association that instructions are being prepared to administrators generally to furnish The Journal with a list of the names and addresses of those physicians whose permits have been revoked, together with a brief statement of the causes for revocation.

The attitude of physicians toward this publication has

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