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We take pleasure in directing the attention of our readers to a letter in this issue of The Journal from Dr. John H. Gaines, president of the Hot Springs Medical Society. As he pertinently says, the professional conditions existing in that locality are anomalous. If every practitioner of regular medicine who has a patient who purposes going to Hot Springs, will give his patient a letter of commendation to some one of reputability in that place, the difficulty will be largely solved.
There are many thousand practitioners who do not know the names of the reputable practitioners at Hot Springs, and for that reason, Dr. Jelks, of that place, has his professional card inserted on one of our advertising pages. Look at it; it is only a plain, professional card, without puff or aught else, but the simple fact that it appears in that particular way in this journal
HOT SPRINGS, ARK.. JAMA. 1891;XVII(21):822. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410990040008