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In the editorial columns of The Journal of June 14 we referred to the necessity of the creation of a special Section to consider papers presenting the results of original investigation, or of the adoption of some means to encourage such work. The special advantages that The Journal possesses for the dissemination of the results of original work are so manifest, when compared with the limited circulation of the reports of hospitals, laboratories, or special societies, that any discussion of that feature of the question is supererogatory. And in an editorial article in The Journal of August 2, we presented the desirability of more intimate relations between the work of State Medical Societies and that of the American Medical Association, and we may consider this subject as a means to attain such an end. In a leading article in the New York Medical Journal of August 16, on "The Relation
THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION IN RELATION TO ORIGINAL SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH. JAMA. 1890;XV(15):543–544. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410410023005
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