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March 20, 1897

THE MISSION OF THE "MEDICAL RECORD."

JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(12):563. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440120037011

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Abstract

The persistent attacks of the Medical Record of New York upon the American Medical Association, lead us to look into the matter, with a view of determining the motive underlying them, and taking the most reasonable explanation of its course that offers, we are impelled to the conclusion that the Record, reading the handwriting on the wall, and knowing that the healing of the old dissension on the Code question would make it no longer a potent factor as a leader, deliberately seeks quarrels and promotes discord. Should the New York State Society and the Association heal their differences, and once more come into the American Medical Association, there would be no market for the embroiling paragraphs of the Medical Record, and its peculiar mission as a promoter of discord and dissension would be ended. This is contrary to the business interests of the manufacturers of the Record, and consequently

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