Medicine: Blank Prescriptions

The National Commission on Law Observance & Enforcement was kind to U. S. Medicine. Ever since liquor was nationally regulated, doctors have carped at the rules which limited them to 100 liquor prescriptions per 90 days and directed them to prescribe no more than one pint of "spirituous liquor'' or one quart of "vinous liquor" to a patient in any ten days. The Wickersham Commission recommended that those restrictions be abolished (TIME, Feb. 2).

The Commission also recommended that doctors be freed from the unethical requirement of publishing the patient's ailment on...

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