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Philadelphia, Jan. 22, 1901.
To the Editor:
—The issue of The Journal for January 5 contained statements which might convey a wrong impression concerning the changes recently made in the Philadelphia Medical Journal, its financial strength, the chances of its continued success and the nature of its aims as an exponent of high professional ethics. The insertion of this letter in your columns would therefore be greatly appreciated.The changes recently made in the editorial department were based upon the action of a board of trustees, which contained at the time, as it does now, a proportion of five physicians to every lay member. That the Journal has, and will continue to be inspired by men who are familiar with "high ideals in medicine" and the needs of the general profession is therefore evident. True, the shareholders have not as yet received dividends. This is due to the fact that
Roberts JB. The Philadelphia Medical Journal.. JAMA. 1901;XXXVI(5):336. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470050040016