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July 18, 1908


JAMA. 1908;LI(3):229. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02540030051009

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When, in our issue for June 27, we appealed to our readers for an expression of their views with reference to the continuance of the Index to Current Medical Literature we realized that we were asking a good deal, in view of the season of the year and other factors, in calling for at least 500 replies. So also, apparently, thought many of those who wrote promptly in their anxiety to avert a threatened discontinuance, for they begged us to be content with less than the specified number of replies. It is, however, most gratifying to learn that the appreciation of the labor involved in the Index to Current Medical Literature is both widespread and deep. The number of those who have responded to date is 586—and communications are coming in every mail— and of these only nine appear indifferent or half-hearted. Practically all beg us not to think of

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