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December 17, 1904


JAMA. 1904;XLIII(25):1876. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02500250046011

There are few things that will injure a physician in his own locality so much as having his name appear in local newspapers. One of the commonest charges made in our societies against individual members is that of advertising. We may call it jealousy, envy or what not; that it is true is well known. Very often notices appear in lay papers without the knowledge or consent in any way of the one mentioned. Such can not be helped. When, however, such occurrences take place often there is always good ground for suspicion. Many county societies have discussed the question of prevention, believing that prevention is better than punishment after the deed has been committed. One way recommended is that which has been referred to in our columns on two or three occasions. Among these was the action taken by the Orleans Parish Medical Society, which passed a resolution1

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