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June 30, 1945

Foreign Letters

JAMA. 1945;128(9):680-682. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860260054022

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LONDON  (From Our Regular Correspondent)May 26, 1945.

The British Medical Journal During the War  In its annual report the council of the British Medical Association states that the Journal has continued to appear regularly notwithstanding the war difficulties of production and distribution, with severe rationing of paper and shortage of staff. Since last year's report the obligatory circulation has grown in consequence of a large increase in membership, and the weekly printing order now approaches 53,000. With that figure a journal with an overall size of 60 pages and sometimes 64, compared with an average of 144 in 1938, can be produced on the present paper ration. Every means of economizing space has been adopted. From the early part of 1942 circulation outside the membership has been drastically curtailed and new subscriptions will be declined as long as the paper shortage remains. The number of original articles and medical

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