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March 6, 1909

THE AUTOMOBILE NUMBER

JAMA. 1909;LII(10):779. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.02540360035011

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Abstract

In the presentation of its third Automobile Number The Journal of the American Medical Association is contributing to the practitioner a symposium of experience on a very practical question. Except for the few whose work is limited entirely to office practice, the question of horse or automobile comes very close to the physician. The question now seems to be, not "Shall I use an automobile?" but "What machine shall I buy?" and on this point there is abundant testimony that any good perfected machine will give good service, but that some are better than others under certain conditions. It is apparent from the opinions expressed that there are arguments for various types of cars according to the local conditions in which they are to be used. It is also evident that a machine with which one man has been dissatisfied may have been highly satisfactory to another. Sometimes this is

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