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April 21, 1894

Rates to San Francisco.

JAMA. 1894;XXII(16):600. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02420950036015

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Pittsburg, Pa., April 10,1894.

To the Editor:  —Considerable space has already been taken up in the Journal on the subject of transportation to the Association meeting, and I am reluctant to presume upon you, but I feel that unless there are some concessions made on the part of the railroad authorities the attendance from the East will be very small. I interested myself some time since in getting up a party to go by special train, with the expectation of low rates, and had secured the names of fifty-six. To-day with the present prospect of increased rates I can only get twelve of this same company to say they will go. Leaving out of consideration the fact that perhaps to no other body of men are the railroad companies under greater obligations than to the medical fraternity, as a matter of business, looking at it in a mercenary manner, it

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