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February 28, 1891

Shall The Journal be Removed to Washington?

JAMA. 1891;XVI(9):323. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410610035022

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To the Editor:  —I have watched with considerable interest the lengthy and numerous discussions which have been presented in your columns in regard to the proposed removal of The Journal to Washington. I cannot see wherein any advantage whatever would accrue to The Journal by such a change in its location. The American Medical Association is not a sectional body; or if it is open to the charge of sectionalism at all, as some may maintain, it certainly is not an Eastern organization. The greatest loyalty to its integrity, honor and development, cannot be claimed by the medical profession of the States East of the Alleghany mountains, as a body. This remark is not intended to reflect in the least upon the illustrious services of a large mumber of Eastern physicians without whose coöperation the American Medical Association would not be what it is to-day. Nevertheless the fact as stated

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