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February 11, 1905


JAMA. 1905;XLIV(6):480. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02500330048009

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We have published in our news columns, from time to time, accounts of the measures adopted by our German confrères to fight medical frauds. It would be well if we would follow their example, and through our medical organizations institute more active proceedings against all sorts of irregular practitioners. Whether we can get the full co-operation of the public press in the work, as seems to be the case in Munich and in other German cities, may seem at first a little doubtful. But we believe that if the same methods were employed here they would be equally effective. It only requires a certain amount of effort on the part of the medical profession to persuade all respectable newspapers to exclude fake and fraudulent medical advertisements. So far as we know, however, we have nothing in this country exactly corresponding to the "press committees" of the Germans. If our county

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