San Jose, Cal., July 8, 1897.
To the Editor:
—Since I penned a few thoughts in the April 24 issue of the Journal, on the subject of glossy paper for periodical and bookmaking purposes, I have been thinking more on the subject, and the more I think the more I am convinced that the matter needs thorough agitation all round. If one will call to mind the large number of periodicals and books now printed on paper of high glossy finish he will conclude that this style of paper is becoming a " fad."A journal published in St. Louis entitled The American Medical Journalist, notices my former article and makes the following comments: "Dr. Simonton of San José, Cal., objects to the high finish of the paper upon which the Journal of the American Medical Association is being printed, and claims that the 'gloss,' as he terms it, is injurious