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September 29, 1945


JAMA. 1945;129(5):378. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860390064021

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To the Editor:—  An editorial (The Journal, April 28, p. 1129) and two communications to the Editor (June 2, p. 383, and July 21, p. 899), in discussing the book "Marihuana Problems" by the New York City Mayor's Committee on Marihuana, have referred to the article "The Marihuana Addict in the Army" by the undersigned and Capt. Henry J. Myers, which appeared in the December 1944 issue of War Medicine. In the editorial our article was said to be "a devastating refutation of the information contained in the La Guardia report." In their letters both Dr. Walton and Dr. Bowman objected to this characterization of the article and endorsed the findings of the Committee report.Although I found the book "Marihuana Problems" to contain many valuable observations, I am critical of some conclusions and omissions. For example, on page 218 of the book it is stated that "those who have

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