At this the end of our second year, I feel that every reader of this Journal is to be congratulated on the success it has attained, during its short two years. Of its success, I am not judging by my own knowledge; I am taking the earnest words poured in upon me by the subscribers, in praise and congratulations, during the past year.
Much of the success is due to the co-operation of every reader. The large number of practical truths that have been given us, have come from them; I have collected, arranged and commented, adding only the results of my own experience and observations when it seemed best.
The outlook for the coming year is unusually bright. I have so many assurances of assistance, of co-operation from my subscribers, that I feel confident of making the greatest success this year that I have yet made.
I want every reader to at once charge his mind with his personal responsibility in this work. I want the fact, your comments, and your experiences. I also want your influence in impressing other physicians with the value of this journal and urging them to subscribe for it. It would be but a simple thing for every reader to send me their own and one other subscriber's name, thus immediately doubling my subscription list, and enabling me to add very much to the value of this journal.
Further affirming the above statements and as I stated a year ago, the object of this Journal is clear. I want to interest every Doctor in studying direct drug action. There are specifics to be found for every exact condition. The whole profession must know them. We must have them. To obtain them, I am trying to "work" every individual doctor for all he knows. I want to make ELLINGWOOD'S THERAPEUTIST a Therapeutic Clearing House, as it were, for straight clinical Facts.
Doctor, you must be with us, in this important work. If you neglect to help in the advancement of this plan, you will commit a sin of omission, for which you will never be forgiven.
Whatever other journal you subscribe for, for 1909—whatever you do hereafter—for this once put this journal as the first on your list, and send us the dollar and your fact promptly. Your subscription will be entered to January 1910.
Hundreds of doctors write us that every issue brings at least one single fact that is worth more than the year's subscription. One doctor got twenty-five dollars in cash for the use of one fact, once. If these statements are true, no investment you can make will bring such financial returns as this. Come with us, Doctor, without fail. You are but one dollar out, to very many dollars in your pocket, if you do. Don't fail to come.
Ellingwood's Therapeutist, Vol. 2, 1908, was edited by Finley Ellingwood M.D.