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September 21, 1895

Is the Journal Too Good?

JAMA. 1895;XXV(12):507. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430380037012

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Marienville, Pa., July 29, 1895.

To the Editor:  —The more one sees of The Journal (big capitals in The, please,) the more satisfaction there is in seeing it all, from title page to finis, of the highest order. The profession ought to be proud of it. Personally,I am willing to add 50 per cent, to the annual dues, if necessary, to keep it up to the highest point in medical journalism.There is a point, however, worth noting. In a conversation with Trustee Dr. E. E. Montgomery, at the Philadelphia meeting, I said the only criticism I heard now about the Journal was that "it was too good." There is more than "something" in that. The Journal wants a big circulation. It can't reach all classes—and there are classes and classes in the profession—by a series of articles that are so good as to be exclusive to all but well

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