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January 29, 1910


JAMA. 1910;LIV(5):380. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.02550310048006

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In planning the fourth Automobile Number of The Journal for our issue of April 9, we recognize that the attitude of the physician toward the motor car is no longer one of hesitation and doubt, but that the automobile has been classed as a part of the physician's equipment, to be procured if his business will warrant it. A careful physician buys an automobile either because, after careful contemplation, he figures that the automobile as a business investment will bring him in sufficient revenue to justify its purchase, or else because he knows that he can afford it as a luxury and feels that he is entitled to introduce a little more pleasure into his busy life.

Automobiles have settled down to a fairly definite standardization. Perhaps one of our correspondents does not put it too strongly who says: "There was no car made in 1909 so poor as the

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