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January 14, 1893


JAMA. 1893;XX(2):50. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420290024004

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The superior character of the papers which have appeared in The Journal has been very gratifying to both the managers and members of the Association. It furnishes the strongest possible proof of our oft repeated statements, that to raise the character and tone of The Journal, the members must prepare and read better papers. The officers of each Section must exercise care and discrimination in the selection of such papers. The old method of gathering every paper offered, read personally or by title, and sending them indiscriminately to the editor for publication, making The Journal a practical dumping ground, is perilous to any publication, no matter who manages it. Happily this is rapidly passing away, and although many papers are yet received by the editor, from the Section officers, that are not creditable to the authors or the Association, the number is growing less every year. This is true in

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