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September 29, 1923


JAMA. 1923;81(13):1129-1131. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650130067022

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Economics, Medical Work and Medical Journals  Thanks to the prolonged and terrible disorganization of the economic situation, medical science, public health administration, social insurance and the work of the medical profession in Germany have been steadily deteriorating. An emergency commission of German scientists, established several years ago, recently had to announce that, in spite of the increase of their funds to 900 billion paper marks by the reichstag, the possibility of supporting scientific enterprises and especially publications has gradually decreased. As short a time as ten days ago the printing of one sheet of scientific literature cost more than 270 million paper marks. The price of paper had then been increased 50 per cent, over the peace price reckoned in gold. The price of printing had been doubled. Since then prices have gone steadily upward. The number of scientific periodicals, consequently, has decreased steadily, and it has been impossible to

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