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January 21, 1905

Medical Society for the Study of Alcohol and Narcotics.

JAMA. 1905;XLIV(3):230. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02500300062015

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Hartford, Conn., Jan. 9, 1905.

To the Editor:  —The American Medical Society for the Study of Alcohol and Narcotics will hold its annual meeting at Portland, Oregon, July 12, 1905. This society is composed of members of the American Medical Association who are especially interested in the study of the alcoholic problem and the diseases which follow. The purpose of the society is to study medically the clinical, etiologic, therapeutic and medicolegal aspects of this subject. Every year the increasing prominence of the diseases and the injuries due directly to alcohol make it more and more imperative for medical men to become familiar with the general principles of these neuroses and to be able to advise wisely the best means of prevention and cure. This society is trying to build up a new and broader interest in the subject among physicians to enable them to become teachers rather than followers

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