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February 9, 1889


JAMA. 1889;XII(6):200. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02400830020003

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When the writer accepted the position of Editor of the Association Journal, although the Marine-Hospital Service bill was then pending, as it had been for the past ten years, he had no certainty of its passage, but, on January 4th it passed both houses of Congress and became a law, which by prohibiting any original appointments into the service except to the rank of Assistant-Surgeon, has the effect of creating a life tenure in the office of Supervising-Surgeon-General. He therefore tendered his resignation as Editor to the Board of Trustees and it was kindly accepted by them to take effect on a day named by himself. His editorial connection with The Journal will therefore cease with the present number, and until further notice, the "Committee on General Management" will take charge of the affairs of The Journal. With the most sincere thanks to those who have sent him kindly letters,

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