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July 14, 1883

PHILADELPHIA LETTER.

JAMA. 1883;I(1):29-30. doi:10.1001/jama.1883.02390010039008

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Abstract

(FOR THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION.)  One of the principal topics of conversation in medical circles here is the new Journal of the American Medical Association. Its importance to the profession is appreciated, and the idea that founded it, is considered an advanced one, both as regards medical journalism and scientific medical literature. A medical journal that shall be truly representative is needed. And by representative I mean a journal national in character. Such a journal, if the standard of excellence is maintained, will do much to elevate medical journalism by its competition with the periodical medical literature of the day. Although occupying a province peculiarly its own, the bounds of a journal of this character must, of necessity, overlap somewhat that of medical journalism at large.Professor Ellerslie Wallace, who for so many years has occupied the chair of obstetrics at the Jefferson Medical College, has resigned,

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