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From what was recently suggested by us with reference to the propriety of making an appropriation for payment of the expenses for reporting the proceedings of the Sections, we find that some of our members anticipate that such an appropriation will at once be made, and that the Sections will be thus provided for at the coming session. Much as it may be desirable, such a provision cannot be made at once.
Experience has taught us over and over again that reporting by other than medical experts is totally unsatisfactory. Such experts can be obtained, but it will require time to organize such a corps and to adjust them to their Sections. And when the time for such reporting arrives each Section should be provided for and all should share alike.
It will be borne in mind that though the Association may desire to make appropriations, the decision of all
THE FINANCES OF THE JOURNAL.. JAMA. 1891;XVI(18):636. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410700024006