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"How to Write a Medical Article—A Plea for Plagiarism."

W. E. Fitch, M.D.
JAMA. 1903;XLI(24):1486. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490430040013.
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Savannah, Ga., Dec. 2, 1903.

Dr. G. Frank Lydston, Chicago:

My Dear Doctor:  —On Saturday last a friend informed me of a communication from you in the Atlanta Journal pertaining myself; I tried to secure a copy without avail; and was about to write you yesterday when another gentleman apprised me of another communication from you in this week's issue of The Journal of the A. M. Ass'n which I had not seen and which I have not yet had an opportunity of reading but was informed of the nature of your communication which was quite an unexpected supprise to me. And without a full explanation from me of the matter, I can appreciate your position.For several years I have been editing a medical journal, as well as doing a large practice, and have been compelled to rely largely on my stenographer for clerical office details, as well as


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