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Shall The Journal be Removed to Washington?

William G. Eggleston, M.A., M.D.
JAMA. 1891;XVI(8):286-288. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410600034021.
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To the Editor:  —I have read with much interest the discussion in regard to removing The Journal to Washington. The scheme—for it is a scheme—is not a new one; I know that certain medical politicians have had it in view since 1886. The chief idea in view has not yet been brought out in the discussion, and perhaps it is just as well to delay the exposure of it until the next meeting, in May. But as yet no one has put forward a single substantial argument in favor of removal.The most frequently reiterated argument is that as The Journal is a national journal it should be published at the Capital of the Nation. This is well enough for Fourth-of-July talk, but it lacks a commonsense basis; it is silly, and its silliness has not even the doubtful merit of sentimentality. One may ask, why is none of the

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