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August 10, 1895


JAMA. 1895;XXV(6):247-248. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430320033005

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The London Medical Press recites with regret that English editors and others are to be the losers in the discontinuance of the Index Medicus. Our English friends appear to feel the loss so badly that it is a wonder some one has not thought it worth while to "pass around the hat" and collect the comparatively small sum that is needed, from "the other side," to keep the machinery in motion. The following paragraph contains the gist of an article appearing in the literary department of the Press:

"The Index Medicus will cease to be the finger-post of medical writers and reference-hunters,unless subscriptions to the amount of £400 per annum are guaranteed by this country to the American publisher. This gentleman, it may be mentioned, announced two years ago that 'he did not see his way any longer to continue losing $2,000 a year for the sake of the profession

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