Talk:The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics

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Relationship with Consumer Reports[edit]

Apparently the founder of this, Harold Aaron, had a 30+ year relationship with my employer, Consumer Reports. I would presume that somewhere here we have archival information on him and perhaps The Medical Letter. If I ever find anything I will try to share. Blue Rasberry (talk) 18:52, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

  • I think your recent addition to the article needs some editing. Aaron is only mentioned in the next section, so when you mention him, it's a bit confusing, because the reader doesn't know yetr what Aaron has to do with this article's subject. It's worse for Consumer Reports: why is this even mentioned? There's no apparent connection with the Letter. --Randykitty (talk) 14:30, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
I deleted it. It makes no sense. The two people who founded the Medical Letter also founded Consumer Reports, and I heard a rumor that the Medical Letter was a spin-off of Consumer Reports. This was all in the 50s and I have no sources for any of this except the obituary I cited.
The Medical Letter was first published in 1972, which was also the year that Aaron left Consumers Union after having been there since its founding.[1]
  1. ^ staff (August 30, 1988). "Dr. Harold Aaron, Consultant, 82". The New York Times. New York: NYTC. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
There is a thread here but I have no other sources. I think that Consumer Reports might have originally been the publisher of this, or that this is based on a Consumer Reports publication. Forget it for now - I am not sure where I would ever find a history of this. Blue Rasberry (talk) 16:08, 20 August 2014 (UTC)