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June 30, 1900


JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(26):1671. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460260015003

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There is printed in this number of The Journal the most complete index that was ever attempted by any medical journal, covering as it does the medical literature of the United States and Canada for the past six months. Attention is called to the fact that it is entirely different from those accompanying other medical periodicals in that the index in The Journal covers all the original articles printed in practically all the medical journals of this country and Canada, in addition to the ordinary list. In other words, it is an index medicus of American medical literature, and includes the subject of nearly, or quite, every important paper published. In the Authors' Index will be found the name of nearly every man who has published an original article during the time covered, and in what journal the article appears.

To those who have attempted to compile such an index,

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