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March 21, 1891

Shall The Journal be Removed to Washington?

JAMA. 1891;XVI(12):429. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410640032022

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To the Editor:  —Please allow me to record my vote in favor of The Journal remaining in Chicago. " Let well enough alone!" A thousand reasons and arguments might be offered why it should remain in Chicago, while as many could be given against its removal. " Westward the star of Empire takes its course." Chicago is certainly a great medical centre, and perhaps the greatest railroad centre in the Union; her future is great, so that there cannot be a doubt of the future success of The Journal, for its financial condition is on a sound and enduring basis, while its editorial management has always been of the highest order. Its editorials are learned, progressive, broad and cosmopolitan. While its attitude has been conservative and judicious, it has assumed a high position for the advancement of the whole domain of medicine. The aim of The Journal has been of a high

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