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February 21, 1891

Shall The Journal be Removed to Washington?

JAMA. 1891;XVI(8):286. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410600034020

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To the Editor:  —The question of the best location for the publication of The Journal should be discussed with fair argument and common sense.Does the advertising department greatly assist the financial success of a medical publication? To this question there is but one answer, and wherever published, its advertising pages would not probably be increased beyond their present number, if equalled.Would the number of subscribers be increased if removed?From no city could it be distributed more rapidly nor directly than Chicago.Would the aspiring, disaffected authors of very important original productions all see their names at the head of papers in the first issue after the annual meeting of the A. M. A. if published in Washington, Kalamazoo, or Oshkosh? It seems there has been much nonsense in that line.Looking at the subject from the standpoint of a country doctor, the editorial work compares favorably with

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