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JAMA 100 Years Ago
April 5, 2006


Author Affiliations

JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer Reiling, Assistant Editor.

JAMA. 2006;295(13):1595. doi:10.1001/jama.295.13.1595-b

To no one class of people is the automobile of more practical importance as a business proposition than to physicians. Whether in the city or country, the physician needs a means of quickly, safely and surely reaching his patients—and of getting home again. On account of this general interest of physicians in the subject, it is believed that a special number of THE JOURNAL devoted to a discussion of the automobile as a conveyance for physicians will be of practical interest and will be welcomed. We have had such a number in hand for some weeks, and have already received a large number of articles on the subject, but we shall be glad to hear from any physician who has had practical experience and who has not already written us. We want both sides. The expense and the difficulties connected with the machine as compared with the horse, the type of car most practical, technical points connected with gears, transmissions, cylinders, fuel, cooling apparatus, tires, etc., are important items for discussion. Articles must be brief, terse and to the point, as the space devoted to the subject must necessarily be limited. All manuscripts should be received by April 2. The date of issue will be April 21.