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July 4, 1896

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JAMA. 1896;XXVII(1):47-48. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430790053007

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Montclair, N. J., June 7, 1896.

To the Editor:  —I have just voted to move the publication office of the Journal to Washington, D. C., and was actuated by the following reasons:1. The Journal is the organ of a great national Association which should know no local prejudice nor be controlled by any local body of men.2. Any serial publication must in some measure respond to the influence of its environment, therefore, in the case of a periodical whose aims are so broad and whose spirit must be so catholic as those which the Journal must display, unless it shall fail of its high mission, its seat of publication should be the most cosmopolitan possible.3. Washington is the most cosmopolitan city in this country. It can have, from the nature of its institutions and government, no strong local prejudices.4. It is, furthermore, the center of scientific

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