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May 14, 1898


JAMA. 1898;XXX(20):1183-1184. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02440720047008

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A rather battered copy of the Journal of March 20, 1897, arrived in the editorial room this week from Cape Town, Africa, having left that city April 4,1898.

It was accompanied by the following letter from the accomplished editor of the South African Medical Journal:

Claremont, Cape Town, S. Africa, April 4, 1898.

The Editor Journal of the American Medical Association, Chicago.

Dear Sir:  —I forward to you by this mail your Journal of March 20, 1897, which is quite a curiosity.Until quite recently it was my custom to pick out from among my correspondents a few of those likely to be especially interested in any medical journal I might receive and to send the journal to them in rotation, one forwarding it on to the other.To illustrate this the accompanying Journal has drifted back to me after the following journey:

  1. Dr. Welby, Colonial Surgeon, Island of St.

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