February 28, 1891

Shall The Journal be Removed to Washington?

JAMA. 1891;XVI(9):324. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410610035025

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To the Editor:  —If the home of The Journal must be removed from Chicago, let it come to Galena, Ill. It was the home of Grant, Washburn, Rawlins and other great men. It is far more central than Washington and has eight physicians, equally inexperienced in editorial work with their brethren of the Capital City, and equally full of enthusiasm for the good work.We of Galena are far from the maddening and demoralizing influence of political parties and their intrigues, and when we come home from our muddy country rides and hang up our splashed overcoats, we can give to our editorial work the full power of our massive intellects.I think Chicago the proper place for the home of The Journal, but as I said before, if it must be removed let it come to the central city of Galena, and not to the outer edge of the

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