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October 14, 1893


JAMA. 1893;XXI(16):582. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420680032009

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Dr. Cyrus Edson has resigned from the editor's chair of the Doctor of Hygiene, of New York. At least he is reported as saying that his name will not appear again as responsible for its management. The journal was formerly known as the Doctor, but soon after its change of name and the entry of Dr. Edson, then the Sanitary Superintendent and later a Commissioner of the Health Department, the make-up of the paper became such as to attract attention. The names and portraits of the president and officers were published on the front cover, as if it were an official organ of the Board, and it purported to be "in the interests of American boards' of health." Various schemes of a sanitary nature sought the columns of that paper, with the intention apparently of taking shelter under the roof of this bright project. A water-filter company at the head

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