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April 21, 1906


Author Affiliations

Vice-President State Association of Railway Surgeons; President Central Kentucky Medical Society. RICHMOND, KY.

JAMA. 1906;XLVI(16):1159-1161. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.62510430009001c

I believe that one of the greatest questions of our time is before us and one that we can have more influence in solving than can any other class of men or profession with which I am acquainted.

"The patent and proprietary medicine conspiracy," which has reached the climax of human endurance, is being assailed from many quarters, and the rankest of these gigantic frauds are on the run, and I want this society to get on the firing line and, if possible, to assist in their speedy extermination.

A number of high-class periodicals, the Ladies' Home Journal, Collier's Weekly and others, are the means, and Edward Bok, Norman Hapgood, Samuel Hopkins Adams and M. J. Sullivan are the men behind the means, that have caused such an awakening among the profession throughout the country. These men are real pioneers in this noble work. Is it not strange that a

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