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June 3, 1939

The Medical Press and Circular 1839-1939: A Hundred Years in the Life of a Medical Journal

JAMA. 1939;112(22):2355. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800220121033

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Abstract

This book was published in celebration of the hundredth anniversary of the Medical Press and Circular, which was founded in Dublin in January 1839 under the title of the Dublin Medical Press. The author was for many years Irish editor. The Medical Press in 1866 absorbed the Medical Circular, a London periodical founded in 1852. During its Dublin days this journal took an active interest in bettering the position of the members of the medical profession in government employ and in the development of the organization of the profession. In both earlier and later years it maintained a constant warfare against quackery and unprofessional conduct, particularly of those in high places. Such warfare brought the journal into difficulty at times, but only once was it taken into the courts and on that occasion the costs were defrayed by public subscription. So-called medical politics played a part in the editorial policy,

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