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December 28, 1895


JAMA. 1895;XXV(26):1144-1145. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430520030008

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At the close of another year of the Journal's existence it is fitting that a few words should be said as to its past and its prospects for the future. This is a custom that is honored in the observance, when it can be well done and there is a creditable past to review, and a future for which an honest promise of still better things is possible.

The Editor of the Journal feels no hesitancy in referring to its past from the day of comparatively small things in its incipiency, to the present, when it is unquestionably the largest medical publication in this country and is only exceeded by two or three in other lands. In the present half-yearly volume there are nearly twelve hundred pages of closely printed matter, and while mere bulk is not in itself a merit, it is believed that the quality of the contributions

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