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1896 Journal of the American Medical Association  
quently an adverse criticism will rouse up a rival to examine and purchase the book. At every meeting this department of new books furnishes a most inter¬ esting topic of discussion which always ends in the sale of the book. The wise publisher pays the express charges both ways, leaves the works in the secretary's care four or five weeks, only stipulating that cash less the dis¬ count be sent for all works retained. In this way last winter over fifty volumes were sold in one small town. In many
more » ... small town. In many respects this is an admirable way of
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