Medicine: Journal v. Lancet

The world's two best medical magazines, the British Lancet and the Journal of the American Medical Association, disagreed last week over the merits of Listerine as an antiseptic. The Lancet had stated that Listerine was a good antiseptic. The Journal growled that it was not.

The Journal, watchdog for the U. S. medical profession which examines every patent medicine and household medicament, has been sniffing at this proprietary bone for some time. The philosophy of the Journal, and of the American Medical Association, is to keep foolish people from doctoring themselves where a doctor...

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