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November 21, 1896

"Parasite and Host."

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JAMA. 1896;XXVII(21):1115-1116. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430990039011

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Philadelphia, Nov. 16, 1896.

To the Editor:  —Your editorial entitled "Parasite and Host" in your issue of November 14 should be read, pondered and inwardly digested by every member of the American profession. I can heartily subscribe to every word of it so far as relates to one publishing house. It is, however, gratifying to know that medical publishers are generally not guilty of the (medical) sin you so justly stigmatize, and that as a rule they are either sufficiently courteous or politic to recognize their duty to the medical profession. In this connection it is espeally noteworthy that I have heard nothing of any disinclination upon the part of the one publishing firm which pays its contributors for articles published in its journals. How much more astonishing therefore is the stand taken by our publisher who pays contributors nothing ("not even reprints" ), that the matter and illustrations of articles

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