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July 11, 1903

The Demise of the "Philadelphia Medical Journal."

JAMA. 1903;XLI(2):115-116. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.04470040043026

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Philadelphia, June 29, 1903.

To the Editor:—Certain inaccuracies in the statement made by the late editor-in-chief of the Philadelphia Medical Journal, in your issue for June 20, seem to need correction in order that the profession may be better able to point the moral which adorns this tale. I refer particularly to the words:

"Two and a half years ago the Philadelphia Medical Journal reached a crisis in its affairs which led to a change in editorial management. There were many prominent medical men in Philadelphia and elsewhere who were interested in keeping the journal alive; and in spite of the fact that its short career up to that time had been marked by threatening disaster (due largely to the opposing aims and temperaments of men who commanded its various departments), a determined effort was made to rehabilitate the journal and give it a new lease of life. At

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