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January 2, 1904


JAMA. 1904;XLII(1):39-40. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02490460043011

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A Michigan law making revocable the license of any physician publishing illegitimate advertisements in the newspapers has been commented on already in The Journal. The law in Iowa would be still more effective if it were only enforced. In the Iowa Medical Journal, December 15, Dr. H. B. Young calls attention to Section 4954 of the Iowa statute, which reads: "Whoever prints or publishes, or causes to be printed or published, in any newspaper published or circulated in this state, any advertisement of medicine, drug, nostrum or apparatus for the cure of private or venereal disease, or shall circulate or distribute any newspaper containing such an advertisement or notice, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be fined not more than $1,000 nor less than $50, or shall be imprisoned in the county jail not more than one year, or both." Under this statute Iowa ought to be free

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