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January 16, 1937


JAMA. 1937;108(3):224. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780030062023

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To the Editor:—  Word has gone about that the way to furnish one's medical library with the last word on any subject is to secure reprints of articles as they are published. As a result, many physicians are sending out printed postal card requests for reprints. In the last two or three years the appearance of an article by me has been followed promptly by a deluge of these card requests; but, while attention to one's writings would seem flattering, I note that when genuine interest is shown the request comes by letter enclosing postage. As I do not purchase enough reprints to meet all requests, I have learned to consign the postal cards to the waste basket. I wonder how other authors feel about it.

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