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Medical journals with "patent insides," like the daily papers that are published in country towns, are almost in sight. Two concerns in an eastern city announce that they are going to syndicate a group of medical journals which will pretty well cover the United States. They propose to employ medical writers who will contribute to the papers controlled by the syndicate. The matter thus produced is to be made into plates at headquarters and furnished to each of the journals once a month. They announce that they have employed translators and abstractors, and that they will occupy with their matter some twenty-four pages in each issue of each of the journals entering into the arrangement. There is to be no charge for this service, except that the syndicate managers are to have absolute control, without cost to them, of a certain number of advertising pages in each of the journals.
PATENT INSIDES FOR MEDICAL JOURNALS.. JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(10):577–578. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480360057010
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