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While it is possible that the medical profession of Great Britain has not been exploited by proprietary medicine promoters to quite the extent that has been the case in this country, yet the proprietary evil there is a serious and a growing one. That British medical men are beginning to wake up to this fact is evident from one of the "notices of motion" put forward by the South-Eastern of Ireland Branch of the British Medical Association, to be acted on at the annual meeting of the association to be held in July.
This notice proposes "that the council be requested to appoint a Materia Medica Committee, whose duty it will be, with such professional aid as they can summon to their assistance, to investigate and pronounce on the uses and properties of all drugs which shall be used by the profession; and, in view of the grave injury inflicted
A BRITISH COUNCIL ON PHARMACY AND CHEMISTRY. JAMA. 1909;LII(22):1763–1764. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.02540480033008
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