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August 22, 1914

ABUSE OF SPECIAL PRIVILEGE

JAMA. 1914;LXIII(8):689-690. doi:10.1001/jama.1914.02570080073015

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Abstract

Many of the prominent newspapers of the country have recently been sent printed copies of a committee document from the United States Senate which was printed for the use of the Committee on Public Health and National Quarantine of the second session of the Sixty-Third Congress. Its title is "Arsenization Method of Preventing Yellow Fever," and it is "a memorial praying that publicity be given by the government to the arsenization method of preventing yellow fever as practically demonstrated in the epidemic at New Orleans, Louisiana, 1905." While the matter has merely been referred to the Committee on Public Health and National Quarantine, and the committee has not yet reached any decision in the matter, the first page bears the words "printed for the use of the committee," and the distribution of these committee documents to the newspapers is actually a definite endeavor to secure through the government printing office

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