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September 2, 1893


JAMA. 1893;XXI(10):349. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420620025003

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An extract from the valedictory of the former editor of this Journal has had a wide circulation in certain not over-friendly publications. The valedictory mentioned contained certain well meant but erroneous statements, which, when published by themselves were calculated to damage the Journal in its business interests and the Association. If the Association critics had reproduced the whole article, we would not now need to explain. The article was written before the returns were received from the Milwaukee meeting.

At that meeting there was an increase in membership of 273, and in the last month, the membership by application has brought the increase up to 300.

There has never been a time when the Journal had so large a bona fide mail list, and there has never been a moment when there was not money in the treasury; more than sufficient to meet any possible contingency. There have been added

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