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February 27, 1904


JAMA. 1904;XLII(9):597. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02490540029008

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With the new year a number of changes in medical journals are to be noted. Some have succumbed in the struggle to make ends meet, some have been merged into others, and in some communities new journals have come into being to aid the spread of medical science among the members of the profession. Among the latter are the Los Angeles Medical Journal and the Medical Reporter, the latter being from Shreveport, La. If one may judge by the first few numbers of these monthlies, they will be of value to the local profession, in the broad but practical scope of their contents. We have often referred to the shortsightedness of the practitioner who does not take, or who fails to read, at least one weekly scientific medical journal, national in character, that he may keep up with the current practice of his profession. At the same time, he should

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