There is no subject that shall be presented before any section of this Association that is of greater importance to the medical profession of the United States at the present time than the subject of this paper. It is of greater importance now than it has ever been in the history of our profession, and this condition has been produced largely through the animosity that has been created against secret nostrums among the laity. This opposition has been developed chiefly through the influence of certain of our lay journals and periodicals, particularly Collier's Weekly and the Ladies' Home Journal. It is exceedingly unfortunate that the medical journals do not cooperate as they should, and that they are still in the grip of the proprietary medicine advertisers. To confirm this fact I sent recently an article, written on the proprietary medicine evil, to three of our most prominent medical journals, and,
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