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February 7, 1948


JAMA. 1948;136(6):400-401. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890230040011

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On page 399 of this issue of The Journal appears an official statement by the Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry of the American Medical Association relative to the advertising in medical periodicals of products which have been considered by that Council. For almost fifty years the Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry has had the support of the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association, which has spoken with one voice as the representative body in American medicine to indicate that the vast majority of American physicians want to use pharmaceutical products of known composition sold without false, fraudulent or exaggerated claims. The Council was established in February 1905 and has served notably for the advancement of medical science and particularly for scientific therapy since that time. The position that it occupies in American medicine has been the envy of medical leaders in every country in the world. Its work

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