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Detroit, Aug. 1, 1906.
To the Editor:
—In traveling I meet many members of our Association and hear a good deal of criticism of the management, which pains me very much, and obliges me to defend the organization, and where there is so much talk there must be some cause for it. I also read in the journals a good deal of criticism, and can readily see how it is caused. Undoubtedly a great deal comes from the manufacturers who are financially injured by being exposed; the other comes from the independent journals who resent the statement that there is no use for their existence. In the case of the manufacturers, few will defend them, and I think everybody believes that the good work should go on and be amplified if necessary. As far as the independent journals are concerned, I certainly think there is a place for them. First,
Carstens JH. The Attacks on the American Medical Association.. JAMA. 1906;XLVII(9):698–699. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520090054017