National Affairs: Sponsored Patman

Many strange things bobbed up last week when investigators probed in the affairs of McKesson & Robbins, the great drug firm which had been defrauded by an expert crook. Among the strangest were old copies of Drug Topics found in the company's files which declared that McKesson & Robbins had "sponsored" a nationwide lecture tour in 1936 and 1937 "to consolidate the sentiment of retailers, manufacturers and businessmen generally behind the Robinson-Patman Law." The lecturer was Congressman Wright Patman of Texarkana, Tex.

When the advertisements appeared in Drug Topics two years ago, Congressman Patman...

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