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June 28, 1890


JAMA. 1890;XIV(26):935-936. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410260019005

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With this number we reach the conclusion of seven years, in the history of The Journal.

We think it is no longer a question with any of our readers but that the decision reached seven years ago, to issue the Transactions of the Association in the form of a weekly journal, was timely and wise.

Its success at the first was involved in much uncertainty. Had there been a failure at any point to command the confidence of either the Association or of a generous advertising public, its experiment must surely have ended in failure. Happily a discriminating and eminently conservative Board of Trustees had as their associate an Editor-in-Chief eminent for executive ability and skilled in the department of medical journalism.

In the development of this new enterprise the management of The Journal could afford to make no mistakes, and so, at the risk of being considered excessively conservative,

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