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Shall The Journal be Removed to Washington?

Chas. A. Hough, M.D.
JAMA. 1891;XVI(7):248-249. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410590031022.
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To the Editor:  The fact that Washington City, with all her macroscopic advantages, has never produced a medical journal "National" either in character or reputation, is the very reason why she is just the place which can do it. Every process attending the production of a journal, composing, printing, sewing, etc., is directly the result of bacterial action on the part of germs which are indigenous to certain typographical and other trades unions. Likewise towns are permeated and dominated by microörganisms which determine the character of their habitat—e. g., Chicago money is infested by microbes which stimulate commercial activity, while the New York microbe inhibits the building of monuments, etc. The patent fact that for seven and one-half years The Journal has succeeded measurably in Chicago is the very reason why it cannot succeed there; because the entire environment is now reeking with these ptomaines produced by these provincial


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