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April 18, 1891

Did a Majority of the Board of Trustees Vote for the Removal of the Journal to Washington?

JAMA. 1891;XVI(16):568. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410680028012

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To the Editor:  —The general impression seems to have gone abroad that the majority of the Board of Trustees were in favor of the removal of The Journal to Washington. If I am not mistaken this is not in accordance with the facts. If I am mistaken I desire to be corrected.As I understand, Dr. Garcelon, of Maine, was not present at the Washington meeting of the Trustees, and was not represented by proxy. Dr. Moore was represented by proxy directed to Dr. Hooper, the President of the Board, but without an expression of preference. The same of Dr. Dawson, of Ohio. Of the six members present I understand that Dr. Hamilton, of D.C., Dr. Love, of Missouri, and Dr. Shoemaker, of Pennsylvania, were in favor of immediate removal; that Dr. Hollister of Illinois, was opposed to removal; that Dr. Nelson, of Tennessee, was in favor of submitting the

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