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March 21, 1891

Shall The Journal be Removed to Washington?

JAMA. 1891;XVI(12):430. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410640032031

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To the Editor:  — Dr. Comegys' letter in last week's Journal was a most agreeable surprise to me. I feel that he has given a new interest to the subject, and made in reality a most convincing plea to have The Journal remain where it is. One or two more letters of this character would practically fix The Journal at Chicago for at least a generation to come.While the text of his letter seems to favor a removal to Washington, the reasons he urges are the very strongest which have been published, showing the necessity of leaving The Journal where it is.The charge of conservatism and want of aggressive spirit is the highest compliment he could pay to the present management. The unwillingness of the managers to select a highly competent editor to direct things, is equally flattering; the history of medical journalism shows that only through prudent

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