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Ladies and Gentlemen:—We are assembled to note the first anniversary of this Association, which was organized in Washington, D. C, May, 1891. The objects had in view by those who participated in its organization as declared on that occasion were, "to advance the practice of Total Abstinence in and through the medical profession, and to promote investigation as to the action of alcohol in health and disease; and to form a bond of union among medical abstainers all over our country." That those three objects are of sufficient importance to challenge the attention of every well informed and unbiased member of the profession, must be admitted by all. Especially is this true, if we consider the fact that more than $800,000,000 are annually paid for alcoholic drinks, fermented and distilled, by the people of this country; over $700,000,000 by the people of Great Britain; and nearly in the same ratio
DAVIS NS. ADDRESS ON THE OBJECTS OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL TEMPERANCE ASSOCIATION, AND ON THE PHYSIOLOGICAL AND THERAPEUTIC DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE CARBO-HYDRATES CONSTITUTING PROXIMATE ELEMENTS OF LIVING VEGETABLE AND ANIMAL BODIES, AND THOSE RESULTING FROM BACTERIOLOGICAL OR RETROGRADE ACTION. subtitle>Delivered at the Annual Meeting in Detroit, June 9th, 1892. JAMA. 1892;XIX(2):29–32. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420020001001
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