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April 24, 1897

White Glossy Paper Injurious to the Eye.

JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(17):808. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440170042011

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San Jose, Cal., April 20, 1897.

To the Editor:  —It is not often that one will complain of receiving something that is too good, but I do wish to thus complain at present. While the matter and make up, generally, of the Journal of the Association have improved to a high point of excellence, the paper-maker has been endeavoring not to be left in the rear; and he has brought up the excellence of the paper on which the Journal is printed to a degree of perfection altogether too high to be acceptable to many readers of the Journal.As sanitarians and hygienists we ought to practice what we preach. There is not a medical man who will not say at once, when his attention is called to it, that printed matter intended to be read by human eyes—and it is mostly thus intended— should not be impressed on paper

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