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February 11, 1888

A QUESTION OF PROPRIETY.

JAMA. 1888;X(6):174. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400320014004

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Abstract

Is it proper for a medical reporter having access to the ordinary clinical lectures in a hospital, to attempt to report in full the clinical lectures of a member of the hospital staff, and furnish the same for publication, without submitting a line of his manuscript to the lecturer for his approval? Is it proper for editors or publishers of medical journals to receive and publish what purport to be verbatim reports of clinical lectures without any evidence that such reports have been approved by the lecturer, and without even allowing him an opportunity to read the galley proofs?

We are constrained to ask these questions, partly from personal interest, but more for the benefit of lecturers and editors in general. Three times in quick succession the editor of this journal has been surprised, on taking up as many exchange journals from distant cities, to find each opening with a

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