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May 13, 1893


JAMA. 1893;XX(19):540-541. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420460022004

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This society, organized at the Washington meeting of the American Medical Association, has manifested a vigor and strength that promises to have a very large influence in the future. Founded on the same essential platform as the English Society which has been in existence seventeen years, it aims to rouse up and foster scientific study of the alcoholic question.

The English society numbers several hundred members, who yearly contribute many papers and studies of statistics concerning alcohol and its value as a medicine, and other branches of the same topic. Dr. B. W. Richardson is president, and a monthly journal is issued as an organ of this society, the members of which now include some of the most distinguished medical men of Great Britain. Several branches are in active operation holding meetings monthly and quarterly, and sending delegates to the annual meeting, which convenes at the same time and place

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