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May 20, 1905

WORKS AND NOT WORDS.An Appeal from Mr. Bok to the Medical Profession.

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Editor of the Ladies' Home Journal.

JAMA. 1905;XLIV(20):1628-1629. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02500470056019

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Philadelphia, May 15, 1905.

To the Editor:  —During the last year I have received hundreds of letters from physicians in every part of the United States commending the attitude of the Ladies' Home Journal in its efforts to awaken the public to an understanding of the patent medicine curse. Scores of commendatory resolutions from medical associations have likewise come to our company. All these have been gladly received and appreciated, and our acknowledgments in each case have tried to express this fullest feeling of satisfaction. It is, therefore, with no lack of appreciation that I say that, while these individual and association commendations have been pleasant, I could wish the sentiments therein expressed might have resulted in some effective co-operative work.What I mean is this: During the past winter there was introduced into the legislatures of not less than fourteen states bills which had for their object the regulation

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