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May 13, 1905

Clay Mixture Poultices.

JAMA. 1905;XLIV(19):1545-1546. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02500460053018

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Abstract

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN,  DEPT. OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY.Ann Arbor, Mich, May 4, 1905.

To the Editor:  —Certain medical journals are publishing a letter from the Denver Chemical Company criticising Dr. A. H. Roth's article on clay mixture poultices (The Journal, April 15, p. 1185), and criticising The Journal for publishing it. The letter contains several erroneous statements and as I had something to do with the article, as I shall show below, I think it only fair to Dr. Roth and to The Journal to give the facts.The gist of the letter can be condensed into the following statements, viz.:

  1. That the manufacturers of the substance formerly carried an advertisement in The Journal of the American Medical Association.

  2. That this advertisement was withdrawn.

  3. That the manager of The Journal, influenced by this loss of the advertisement, sent an abstract of Dr. Roth's article to medical journals.

  4. That the

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