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December 29, 1888


JAMA. 1888;XI(26):911-912. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400770011004

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The present number closes the eleventh volume of this journal, and completes the first five and a half years of its publication. As its readers already know, it also terminates the editorial services and management of the present editor.

Though already advanced in life and overburburdened with professional work, he accepted the additional heavy responsibility, in 1883, of attempting to establish The Journal of the Association on a permanent financial basis, and at the same time make it a potent influence for counteracting the disintegrating tendencies of an excessive specialism and an open opposition to the National Code of Medical Ethics; and thereby preserve intact and further develop the grand National organization of the profession of this country that had been so well founded by the National Convention of 1846-7. Only two brief years had passed when the persistent and unnecessary controversy concerning the organization of the Ninth International

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