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The recent widely heralded alleged discovery in the public press of the etiological agent of influenza leaves an unpleasant taste in one's mouth. In the first place the manner of announcement discredits the achievement, whatever that may be. The proper place for the report of such a discovery is through the pages of a scientific journal, or through the medium of a scientific society directly interested in the branch of science concerned. But when an alleged scientific discovery is given out through the columns of a daily paper, then, at once, one is justly suspicious that desire for public notoriety
SENSATIONAL SCIENCE.. Ann Intern Med. 1930;3:725–726. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-3-7-725
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1930;3(7):725-726.
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