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March 14, 1891

Shall The Journal be Removed to Washington?

JAMA. 1891;XVI(11):395-396. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410630033024

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To the Editor:  —Deeply interested in every move likely to contribute to the enhancement of material and scientific interests of The Journal we regard as the exponent of the best literary and scientific culture of the first, best and largest medical organization of our country, I cannot but enter my personal protest against the removal of the "plant" and editorial management of The Journal from Chicago to Washington, D. C. Certainly no man of broad scholarship, literary and scientific culture, can find one incontrovertible argument in favor of the contemplated change. In every element of material advantage, and facilities for ready and quick distribution, no city in our country, when we regard The Journal's constituency, is comparable to Chicago. And I feel assured no man will have the temerity to deny us such a measure of classical, special and general scholarship as render secure the best educational interests of

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