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To the Editor:
—In The Journal, June 9, 1917, p. 1768, the following resolution appears as emanating from the Council on Health and Public Instruction:Whereas, It is the unanimous opinion of the Council on Health and Public Instruction of the American Medical Association that alcohol has no drug value, either as a stimulant, as a tonic or as a therapeutic agent, and that it has no food value; andWhereas, Its use as a beverage or as a therapeutic agent is detrimental rather than beneficial to the individual; therefore, be itResolved, That the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association, at its Sixty-Eighth Annual Session, declares it is opposed to the use of alcohol by individuals either as a medicine or as a beverage; and be it furtherResolved, That its use in medicine is permissible only in the preparation and preservation of pharmaceutical products.I wish
THE ACTION OF THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES OF THE A. M. A. ON THE ALCOHOL QUESTION. JAMA. 1917;LXIX(3):226–227. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.02590300066023
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