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To the Editor:—
For many years, we have had trouble due to the confusion concerning the independently owned Geriatrics, published in Minneapolis.Some of our members subscribe to this independent journal and, by so doing, feel that they have paid their dues to the society. We have had many letters to this effect.To dispel this widespread misunderstanding, we must state that our society has no connection whatsoever with the privately owned journal Geriatrics. The only official journal of our society is the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. It is owned by the society, and edited and managed by physician members. Our journal is a nonprofit service to our members.Our journal is the most outstanding in the field of geriatric medicine. The National Library of Medicine subscribes to 37,000 medical journals published throughout the world. A survey conducted by this library on the loan-demand for reference purposes showed
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