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In the May-June issue of the Bulletin of the Johns Hopkins Hospital there is given what should be a very useful list of the scientific medical journals in public and private libraries in Baltimore. It includes besides medical journals a large number of scientific publications which are, as the compiler says, "somewhat remote from scientific medicine and biology," and omits many medical journals. In fact it is much fuller as regards foreign than American journals, and here it is open to criticism. A list purporting to be that of the "scientific medical journals," by wilful or inadvertent omission of certain journals that ought to be available in series in Baltimore libraries, while including others no better entitled to the term scientific, is open to the accusation of making invidious distinctions. Certainly some of the less than thirty existing American medical journals here included are no better entitled to be designated
AN IMPERFECT LIST. JAMA. 1896;XXVII(2):103–104. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430800045008
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