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May 17, 1930

THE QUARTERLY CUMULATIVE INDEX MEDICUS—AN APPRECIATION

JAMA. 1930;94(20):1620. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02710460074030

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Abstract

To the Editor:  —The recently published statement that the American Medical Association is publishing the Quarterly Cumulative Index Medicus at a financial loss merits serious consideration. Doubtless a larger subscription list would enable the Association to avoid the still greater deficit that will be faced in the future. An increase in subscribers would result, if it were more generally appreciated that the Index represents a service the value of which cannot be overestimated.Some years since I read in a German medical journal an article on the treatment of cancer. At that time the article made no particular impression on me and I forgot all about it. Even another article on this subject, condemning the method, produced no especial impression, for I had already made up my mind that the agent represented merely one of the many varieties of the dyes that had been tried experimentally without producing tangible results

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