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October 27, 1900


JAMA. 1900;XXXV(17):1093. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460430029010

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The British Medical Journal states that English practitioners are seriously annoyed by objectionable pamphlets mailed to them by American drug firms, and that in the case of one particularly disgusting instance the postal authorities of the two countries have been called on to intervene. It very properly requests, however, that any of its readers sending these objectionable pamphlets with their complaints should do so in the original wrappers, as it has a suspicion that some of the pamphlets are really posted in London. It is not pleasant to hear that American druggists send disreputable literature abroad, and we trust that what they send is bad only in a medico-ethical point of view. The American postal laws are rigid as to the transmission of immoral publications through the mail; it would be a simple matter to call the attention of the authorities to any such emanating from this side of the

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