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February 4, 1939

"WE ARE ADVERTISED BY OUR LOVING FRIENDS"

JAMA. 1939;112(5):435. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800050049014

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Abstract

The illegitimate, unethical and peculiar forces which have been arrayed against the advancement of scientific medicine for a quarter of a century seem suddenly to have felt a new stimulus. Like a snarling, vagrant yapping pack at the heels of some great mastiff they cry today to the public the wails of their envy and their discontent. This they believe is their long awaited opportunity to destroy the American Medical Association. Almost since the day when the propaganda leading to the indictment of the Association began to appear, the radio, the mails and the commercialized press have occasionally carried this material. Now comes an editorial by Bernarr Macfadden, publisher of Liberty, in the current issue of that publication. Says Mr. Macfadden, "doctors—whether they be allopaths, homeopaths or any other kind of 'paths'—after having spent from six to ten years studying their profession, should be guaranteed a decent living by the

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