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To the Editor:
—For the first time in my life I have done the particular kind of thing I am about to describe and in view of what has happened my New England conscience pricks me. The "particular kind of thing" to which I refer was to order as many as 750 reprints of a recent article and to request the publishers to send them out to the addresses I submitted—"With the author's compliments." The addresses were to be found in certain society-membership lists obtainable in any medical library.Now I have never heretofore ventured to order more than a modest number of reprints of any paper, and though I would perhaps be glad to have a few copies of some ancient ones that have run out, this is far outbalanced by the apparent impossibility of getting rid of great bundles of others which encompass and encumber me and which
H. C. . ACKNOWLEDGING REPRINTS. JAMA. 1931;96(14):1168. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720400066031