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To the Editor:
—I am not in favor of the removal of The Journal from Chicago to Washington, because I feel confident that such a measure, if carried out, would be a rash one, and would prove to be a serious detriment to the future prosperity of The Journal. The permanent establishment of The Journal at Chicago, and the selection of Dr. Davis as its editor-in-chief, gave indications of a grand success in the development of medical knowledge and practice, and in the evolution of a journal that should be second to none in this country, if not in the whole civilized world, and of a journal that all fair-minded persons would regard as worthy of its distinguishing title, "Our National Medical Journal." That these anticipations have been largely met there can be no question. We have ample proof that The Journal has been extensively read, and the reports of
Clarke AP. Shall The Journal be Removed to Washington?. JAMA. 1891;XVI(12):430-431. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410640032033