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February 14, 1891

Shall The Journal be Removed to Washington?

JAMA. 1891;XVI(7):249-250. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410590031023

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To the Editor:  Now that the question of changing the location of The Journal is under consideration, it is important that no time be lost in plainly laying before our readers and members the reasons why its removal should be demanded, and there is no place or no medium through which the matter can be better, fairer or more fully considered, than in that weekly, which is the property of us all; for it may as well be generally known that this transference of location cannot be consummated except through specious, delusive argument, wily manipulating and shrewd diplomacy, with the aid of sharp parliamentary tactics; in other words, by a genuine coup détat. Our membership is bound by no alliances, can afford to act independently, and must be prepared to meet and neutralize by a compact and concentrated majority.So far I have not seen a single valid reason why

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