The Eighty-third Annual AVMA Meeting
ON MONDAY, August 19, 1946: Dr. James Farquharson, president of the American Veterinary Medical Association, paid tribute to the Army Veterinary Corps in World War II. However, the veterinary leader did not say as much for the U.N.R.R.A. "The quality of veterinary service sponsored by the U.N.R.R.A. has been far below the accepted standards of the profession," he declared. "Many responsible duties and positions were assigned to men whose background, training and experience did not justify the appointments." Dr. Farquharson also levelled sharp criticism at some retail biologic and drug interests, which he said, "are organized to prey upon the livestock industry and flood the country with nostrums." He charged that they have now entered some of the schools of pharmacy with their propaganda. As a result of their activities the health of our livestock is endangered."