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To the Editor:
—On February 5 I testified before a Senate committee in Washington, which was holding a hearing on the Bingham bill, which sought to amend the prohibition law so as to permit the manufacture and sale of beer containing 4 per cent of alcohol. My testimony was given wide publicity in the daily press and I find that some of it was misrepresented and misunderstood. I would therefore like the opportunity to correct any erroneous impressions which may have been formed. I stated that the doctor is authorized to write 400 prescriptions a year for a pint of whisky and that a number of doctors had not been able to resist the temptation of selling these prescriptions to patients—some of them selling their full quota of 400 prescriptions a year and a number had even sold their entire books to bootlegging druggists and bootleggers.I feel that the
Bevan AD. PRESCRIBING OF ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS BY PHYSICIANS—A STATEMENT BY DR. ARTHUR DEAN BEVAN. JAMA. 1932;98(17):1494. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730430070027
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