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December 31, 1927


JAMA. 1927;89(27):2272-2273. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690270038017

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Libel Action by the British Medical Association  The formation of the New Health Society under the presidency of Sir Arbuthnot Lane, who is its moving spirit, has been described in previous letters. Among its members are a few physicians and physiologists who carry on an active propaganda by means of public lectures, articles in the lay press and a special organ of the society. At the inception of the society, Lane had some differences with the British Medical Association which culminated in his resignation. For some reason difficult to understand, the liberal press in this country always takes the side of the irregular practitioners or the antivaccinators against the medical profession. The following recently appeared in a London liberal newspaper, the Star:

DOING WITHOUT IT  Our American cousins have an expressive figure of speech about the man who "bites off more than he can chaw." It might be applied with