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In the spirit of resolutions adopted at the Nashville meeting two years ago, we have had The Journal copyrighted. This has seemed to be necessary in order to protect the Association in its rights over its Program and other published matter. This is not for the purpose of curtailing the enterprise of any medical journalists in publishing reports of proceedings, or to prevent their republication of any matter which may at any time appear in our pages, but is to prevent the irregular publication of the Program as an advertising sheet, and also to prevent the abstraction and republication of papers or parts of papers by others than their authors for mercenary reasons.
Members of the medical profession have, in common with men in other walks of life, an inherent right to a control of the results of their studies and labors.
Because of the spirit which prevents a physician
COPYRIGHTED.. JAMA. 1892;XVIII(18):565. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411220027008