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December 17, 1892


JAMA. 1892;XIX(25):732. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420250026006

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The fact that druggist and physician are not working as harmoniously as of old is evidenced by the growing tendency to examine and analyze their true relations, and by the fact now being made clearly apparent, that a large body of medical men are in a considerable measure dispensing their own drugs.

There can be no doubt that the druggist is a great source of comfort to the physician, and that when he devotes himself to the profession of pharmacy in the spirit of a scientific seeker after facts, he is laboring for the best interest of the physician and the patient and is deserving of support and encouragement at the hands of the medical profession as a whole.

But unfortunately for all concerned he has chosen to place pelf above honor in many instances, and by so doing has cast an odium upon his honorable profession and freed the

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