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December 24, 1904

The Relation of the Physician to Proprietary Remedies.

JAMA. 1904;XLIII(26):1982. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02500260072016

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St. Louis, Dec. 13, 1904.

To the Editor:  —In your issue of December 3, under the heading "The Relation of the Physician to Proprietary Remedies," Dr. William J. Robinson indirectly assails the integrity of two houses with which I am connected. I feel it my duty to call your attention to a number of errors and gross misrepresentations, and in justice to these concerns, reputable manufacturers and patrons of your advertising pages for fifteen years, you should place this matter in its proper light before your readers.I would not undertake to answer this article as a whole, because its labored efforts are apparent and its inconsistency answers itself. Nor would I take the time to correct any statement emanating from Dr. Robinson were it not given space in The Journal of the American Medical Association. I do not question the right of Dr. Robinson or of any physician to

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