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February 8, 1908

Medical Journals and Nostrum Advertising.

JAMA. 1908;L(6):468-469. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02530320056016

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Warren, Pa., Jan. 18 1908.

To the Editor:  —I canceled my subscription to the American Journal of the Medical Sciences because of the advertisement of Antikamnia and other fraudulent preparations, and Messrs. Lea & Co. sent me the following significant reply:LEA BROTHERS & CO.,Philadelphia, Dec. 24, 1907.Dr. M. V. Ball, Warren, Pa.

Dear Sir:  The insertion of the advertisement to which you take exception does not, we believe, interfere in any shape, form or manner with the quality of the text pages of the American Journal of the Medical Sciences, and it would seem to us a pity that you should deprive yourself of the continued services of an old friend, simply because you dislike the methods of a single advertiser. It was not so long ago since the most ethical of the weekly medical journals gladly inserted this advertisement and others of its kind, and as

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