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July 30, 1898


JAMA. 1898;XXXI(5):257-258. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450050055026

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Medical Temperance Association.  —This Association, organized at the Washington meeting of the American Medical Association in 1891, has attracted a good deal of attention lately. Its particular object is the special medical study of alcohol as a medicine and beverage. Its members are almost all members of the American Medical Association, and the annual meeting is held at the same place and time as that of the Association. For several years it has held a summer meeting at Staten Island, in July, which has been largely attended by philanthropists and temperance reformers as well as medical men. The particular object of these meetings has been to group and collate a mass of testimony which has been both exaggerated and minimized by physicians and temperance advocates, and to point out the real facts and the lines of investigation now being pursued These meetings have followed National gatherings of reformers and been

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