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August 25, 1945

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JAMA. 1945;128(17):1232-1233. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860340038013

THE AUTOMOBILE NUMBER—1906  On April 21, 1906 The Journal of the American Medical Association—circulation 45,000 copies— issued a special number called the Automobile Number. A facsimile, prepared by the Advertising Department of the American Medical Association, is now being circulated to persons interested in the promotion of motor cars and accessories. The facsimile will take many an American physician back to the early days of his trials and tribulations with the motor cars of a vintage of three decades ago. Some of the amazing articles in this issue bear such interesting titles as "The Auto Too Much Trouble to Keep in Order," by F. A. Swezey, M.D., Wakonda, S. D.; "Synopsis of a Chicago Experience," by Arthur R. Edwards, M.D., Chicago; "Four Years' Success with a Steam Car," by J. G. Henry, M.D., Winchendon, Mass.; "Tires and Roads Are the Chief Automobile Troubles," by William Allen Pusey, M.D., Chicago;