The Propaganda for Reform in Proprietary Medicines


ln February, 1905, the Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry of the American Medical Association was organized to investigate the proprietary medicine question and to pass on those which should be up to the standard required of ethical proprietary medicines. From time to time report of thi Council have appeared in the columns of ' The Journal of the American Medical Association, and the Journal has also contained other matter relating to the question of nostrums and proprietary medicines not directly connected with the work of the Council. Requests have been received repeatedly for this or that number of the Journal containing an article on the subject, and as it has been impossible to furnish many of the copies asked for, it has been thought best to collect some of the matter and issue it in this reprint form. The matter is reprinted from the Journal, and following each article is given the date on which it appeared.