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June 27, 1896


JAMA. 1896;XXVI(26):1273. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430780025006

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With this issue we close twenty-six volumes of the Journal of the Association—covering a period of twelve years of American medical literature—and comparing the volume just closed with its predecessors, we can freely say that the improvement has been steady from its commencement. Indeed, the growth of the Journal in the last year has been phenomenal; the current volume contains about three hundred pages of reading matter more than any of its contemporaries, and double the number of pages of reading matter found in some of the weekly journals. That the Association can maintain a first-class medical weekly is therefore self-evident, and its wonderful growth in the last year must be taken as simply a prelude to the development that is to come in the near future. Its broad pages teem with brilliant suggestions not only from the members of the Association, but from the keenest observers throughout the

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