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Under the above title a contemporary indulges in a most undignified and uncalled-for criticism of this journal and its management. Our first intention was to ignore the matter, but on reflection it occurred to us that possibly some might accept as correct the assertions made. The writer of the editorial in The Journal which forms the main basis of the criticism is a gentleman above reproach, a scientific physician who is recognized as an authority, and one who does not need to plagiarize or stoop to such methods as are implied by the editor of the Philadelphia Medical Journal. The following letter from him will satisfy any impartial reader:
To the Editor:
—On comparing the editorial entitled, "Syphilis of the Stomach," in your issue of March 24, 1900, with the remarks in an editorial headed "The Treatment of American Medical Writers by a Contemporary," in the Philadelphia Medical Journal for
"THE TREATMENT OF AMERICAN MEDICAL WRITERS BY A CONTEMPORARY.". JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(14):881. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460140053010