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May 21, 1898


JAMA. 1898;XXX(21):1240-1242. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02440730046009

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We were astonished some time since to see in the journal called Printers' Ink, in the number of April 27, the name of this Journal printed in a list of publications that had accepted an advertisement of a concoction which we had positively refused to advertise. The following letter is self-explanatory:

"April 30, 1898.

"Editor Printers' Ink, No. 10 Spruce St., New York, N. Y.

"Dear Sir:  —In your issue of April 27, in an article referring to medical journals, you mention the Journal of the American Medical Association, and also publish a letter purporting to have been sent by us, to the effect that—advertisement would be accepted by our pages. There is an error in regard to this matter, as we did not answer the letter of inquiry from the Rowell Agency, owing to the fact that on a previous date we had declined the advertisement of—and had given

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