April 11, 1891

Shall The Journal be Removed to Washington?

JAMA. 1891;XVI(15):535-537. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410670031021

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To the Editor:  —Except as I desire to see The Journal represent the best thought and the highest standard of the American medical profession, I am in no way interested in its place of publication nor in who edits it.I do not know the origin of the agitation to take The Journal to Washington, but I surmise that it arose out of a feeling that some change was desirable.I do not know how much editing the present editors feel justified in performing, nor exactly what is meant by the term "supervising editor " employed by Dr. Reed in his communication in The Journal of March 28, but certainly the "supervision " has been somewhat lax. Doctors are not always good writers, I have no reference to the old illegible prescription story, I mean that they do not always pay much attention to the rules of grammar or composition. And even

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