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March 7, 1885

Journal of the American Medical Association.

JAMA. 1885;IV(10):269-270. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390850017003

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—As the time is near for the next annual meeting of the association, when the board of trustees charged with the publication of this Journal must make arrangements for the future, I regard it as a duty to give all parties interested as accurate information as possible concerning the past progress, present condition and future prospects of the journalistic enterprise. I shall do this with no feeling of embarrassment or selfish interest, as I accompanied my letter to the board of trustees accepting a continuance of the editorial office, at its meeting in Washington last May, with the explicit declaration that "under no circumstances" could I extend that continuance beyond the present Journal year, which closes with the current volume, June 30, 1885. Those who originated the policy of changing from the publication of the Transactions, in one annual volume, to that of a weekly journal, claimed three leading and

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