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March 28, 1891


JAMA. 1891;XVI(13):466-467. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410650034026

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To the Editor:  —I see by the last issue of The Journal, that my erudite friend of Cincinnati, Dr. Cornelius G. Comegys, has evidently made an Herculean effort to convince the members of the American Medical Association, that their journal should be transplanted from Chicago to Washington, D. C. But like many other persons, who have unfortunately got on the wrong side of great National problems, it has required a prolonged and gigantic effort on the part of the doctor, to convince even the most unsophisticated member of our Association that his position was right, or that his arguments were well founded and his logic unassailable.The doctor seems to have forgotten that when The Journal was born, some seven years ago, that there was only 1,000 members of the Association, which limited its income to not over $5,000 a year, plus the scanty returns it received from its advertising

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