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January 15, 1910

American Druggists Syndicate

JAMA. 1910;LIV(3):221. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.02550290049011

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To the Editor:  —Permit me to congratulate and to thank you for your editorial and your article in the Department of Pharmacology, January 8, on the American Druggists Syndicate. It was high time that attention was called to the matter. I know of no other single agency that has such a demoralizing effect on the profession of pharmacy, that is so degrading the druggists of the country. We thought we were succeeding in diminishing the nostrum evil and we thought that the profession of pharmacy was beginning to become aware of its high mission and of the necessity of its being in cordial relations with the medical profession, but apparently this was a mistake. For an impudent promoter who has no idea of or sympathy with the ethics of either the professions of pharmacy or of medicine, comes along and thousands of druggists follow his lead and proclaim him a

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