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January 20, 1900


JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(3):176. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460030050009

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A new "medical journal," that begins with the new year, is issued from a large "sanitarium" that has been unenviably noted for its quackish methods and brazen advertising. This is perhaps not in itself to be wondered at, but some surprise may be permitted at the fact that the initial number contains some advertisements from drug houses that stand well in professional regard. Can it be that the supply of drugs necessary to the conduct of this institution of unsavory reputation has been so tempting to the manufacturers that they readily yielded to the request for an advertisement of their products for this new disgrace to the name of medical journalism? In passing it may be noted that the sanitarium is "asceptic," concerning which it might perhaps in safety be remarked that one is necessarily nearly as skeptic of the morals of the institution as of the orthography of its

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