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November 24, 1906


JAMA. 1906;XLVII(21):1743. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520210051006

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About a year ago, when it was announced that an all-night bank was about to be opened in one of the large American cities we deprecated the fact because it seemed to be an entering wedge for the splitting off of further time from the hours of rest which this generation seems to consider so valueless but which physicians are convinced is almost the most precious part of modern life. We suggested then that further commercial developments along the same line might be looked for and already the little prophecy is proving true.

In London an important department store now keeps a sufficient staff of clerks on duty all night so as to take orders with the assurance that the goods will be delivered early next morning. It is understood that some of the important commercial institutions in this country have the establishment of a similar department under consideration. There

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