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October 20, 1883


JAMA. 1883;I(15):456. doi:10.1001/jama.1883.02390150020003

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—During the many years of our connection with the editing and publishing of medical periodicals, we have neither found it necessary to make frequent apologies to our readers, or to indulge the habit of attributing every blunder to the " Printer's Devil." But in the management of our present enterprise we have encountered two annoying difficulties. The contract with the printer includes the furnishing of paper, composition, presswork, folding, wrapping, and mailing of the Journal, and he has faithfully endeavored to fulfill his contract. But his first arrangements for wrapping and mailing proved so defective, that it was the principal cause of making each number reach its readers a week after the date of its issue. This evil had been gradually overcome, and we were anticipating the pleasure of commencing the second quarter of the Journal on time, and in reasonably good order, when to our astonishment we found, soon after

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