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The annual reports of the treasurer of the American Medical Association for the six years previous to the establishment of the Journal show an average annual income of $5,008, the highest amount for any one year being $7,409.89 and the lowest $3,304. According to the same officer's report at the annual meeting in Washington, May, 1884, the amount was $13,017.25, which includes the membership dues for 1883 and the receipts on subscriptions and advertising during the first three-quarters of the first Journal year. According to the Editors' report to the Board of Trustees, presented at the same meeting of the Association, there remained due and uncollected from advertisers and subscribers an aggregate of $5,100, which, if paid during the last quarter of the Journal year, would make the total receipts for the first Journal year $18,117.25. On the supposition that these assets would be paid, and estimating the current annual
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION.—FINANCIAL PROGRESS. JAMA. 1885;IV(12):323–324. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390870015003
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