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The Anti-Nostrum War Is Right.

William Porter.
JAMA. 1906;XLVII(11):879. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520110063020.
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Saint Louis, Sept. 10, 1906.

To the Editor:  —Just a word to express my endorsement of your editorial September 8. When I compare present conditions with what we have had a few years ago, the better organization, the increased esprit de corps, the local interest, the aggressive nostrum war and the "mute but eloquent" proof which comes to us with every issue of The Journal, I would be false to my ideas of right did I not express my appreciation.The policy of The Journal toward the "patent-medicine" interests and those who support them is right. Its campaign in effecting local organizations and in building up state associations is right. Its successful work in giving us the best and most complete presentation of literature which we need each week is right, I know I am the better, the A. M. A. better, and The Journal better and more prosperous than


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