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April 21, 1906


JAMA. 1906;XLVI(16):1210-1211. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02510430060009

To no class is the development of the automobile of more importance than to physicians. How to reach their patients in the quickest, surest, easiest and cheapest manner is a practical problem to them. The doctor's buggy is a familiar object in every hamlet, village, town and city, and is often looked for with an anxiety verging on impatience by rich and poor alike. In such cases the horse has always been too slow; nowadays it is always too slow, especially for the ambitious or busy doctor. As the horse has been superseded by electricity in street car transportation, so must the faithful old steed step aside for the automobile, either now or very soon.

This week we give the opinions1 of a large number of physicians who have had experience with the horseless vehicle. Our readers who were already in doubt whether or not to give up the

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