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April 18, 1885


JAMA. 1885;IV(16):440. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390910020008

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The fire that occurred on Wabash avenue on the 14th inst. included in its destructive progress the printing establishment in which the Journal has been printed. At the time the fire occurred nearly all the matter for the present number of the Journal was in type, and the first galley proofs were being corrected. The smoke and flames came upon the workmen so rapidly that very little property of any kind was saved. The type was melted, and both manuscript and galley proofs were destroyed, thus obliterating a large part of what had been prepared for this issue. Before twenty-four hours had elapsed, the printers had made arrangements with another printing house to resume our work, and with the aid of our very efficient assistant, we, by substitution and reproduction, furnished the necessary matter as fast as needed, and had the number completed and mailed to its many readers within

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