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March 6, 1897

Monopolistic Control of Medical Literature.

JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(10):472-473. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440100040009

Philadelphia, Feb. 20,1897.

To the Editor of the Medical Record:  —In your editorial columns (issue of Feb. 13, 1897, pp. 234-5) you permit a letter to be published as your own ("Both editors and publishers") which is so diametrically opposite in view to that you personally gave myself (in company with Dr. Pyle) when calling upon you that I must beg for a word of explanation in reply. Where is now your "dead line" across which you repeatedly said your publishers could not go in control of your editorial utterance? Moreover, who are the "editors" of the Medical Record? Your announcement cites yourself as the single editor. If there are others they should certainly be named, as the profession should know its members who take this attitude to professional interests.And now, sir, of what use is it for you to allow such statements to appear in your columns as