ERIC E. LETOVSKY
To the editor: I was angered and disappointed to read Dr. Moser's editorial on the need for drug advertising in medical journals (1). I was angered because Dr. Moser's short-sighted perspective avoided some of the more critical issues of the controversy and disappointed because it typified the complacency of the medical profession toward this important topic.
Dr. Moser emphasizes that without drug advertisement the cost of the Annals would increase from $25 to $37 per year and that "this is what justifies the incorporation of drug advertising in this journal." I hope Dr. Moser is not naive enough to think
ERIC E. LETOVSKY. Anniversary and Advertisements. Ann Intern Med. 1977;87:631. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-87-5-631_1
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