J. R. E.
"The press is a mighty engine, sir."
Those readers who seek occasional escape from the real tensions of the twentieth century by excursion into the fictional throes of the nineteenth will recognize the above weighty words as those spoken to Mr. Pickwick, on the occasion of his visit to observe a local parliamentary election, by Editor Pott of the Eatanswill Gazette (1). Such readers will also recall the devastating effect on Mr. Harding, the kindly and sensitive clergyman-warden of Hiram's Hospital for old men, of the editorial attack on his sinecure and his motives by the daily Jupiter—as told by
E. JR. Medicine and the Fourth Estate. Ann Intern Med. 1965;62:1327–1330. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-62-6-1327
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;62(6):1327-1330.
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