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August 22, 1931


JAMA. 1931;97(8):551-552. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730080043019

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Protest Against Court Decision in Dresden Exposition Case  An example of the unbearable conditions to which not only physicians but any one of the intelligent class may be subjected without rime or reason is offered by a case that recently caused a great stir. The reason for the public protest that Professor Goldscheider, ordinarius for internal medicine and the revered president of the Berliner medizinische Gesellschaft, launched was the startling decision of the chamber for commercial affairs of the Dresden Landgericht (provincial court), whereby the Dresden Hygienic Exposition and Dr. Neustätter, its distinguished director, were found guilty of illegitimate competition because they published warnings against certain much advertised therapeutic methods. In the section termed "Superstition and Health," at the Dresden International Hygienic Exposition of 1930, there was a symbolic exhibit intended to serve as a warning to the public: A man started out on a road leading through swampy ground,

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