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July 7, 1906

A Carelessly Edited Medical Journal.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(1):49. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520010057013

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Mescalero, N. M., June 22, 1906.

To the Editor:  —I admire The Journal for its unremitting fight for the correction of abuses in the medical profession. I am writing now to call attention to one that has not hitherto been taken up, but concerning which I feel a few words editorially would not be amiss.There is a monthly medical journal which comes to my desk regularly but whose stay there is short, as it generally finds its way promptly to the waste basket. This is not because my time is so limited that I can not spend an hour now and then with medical journals, but because, after looking over the first copy or two and finding it so carelessly gotten up, filled with misprints, misspelled words, etc., I have not the slightest respect for it as an authority or as a disseminator of medical news or the thoughts

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