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August 16, 1902

The Pharmaceutic Exhibit at the Saratoga Meeting.

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Editor, Merck's Archives.

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(7):385-386. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480330039015

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New York City, Aug. 9, 1902.

To the Editor:  —I read Mr. Gardner's letter in to-day's issue of The Journal with peculiar interest. All his points are well taken and the grievances of both the exhibitors and of the medical profession with reference to this particular feature of the Association meetings are correctly and truthfully stated. But I think that complaints have now become superfluous, because the Association has—at the writer's initiative—at the last meeting adopted a resolution which will effectually prevent the continuance of the hitherto complained of abuses and will result in great benefit to both physician and exhibitor.The mismanagement at the last exhibit certainly seemed to have reached its climax. There was no restraint whatsoever to the admission of the public, and as several other societies happened to meet in Saratoga at the same time our Association did, the result was that the lay public practically

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