Years in print:
The Medical Brief has grown from thirty-two pages, when it was first issued in 1873, to 162 pages. It favors no school or particular method, but seeks to place before its readers all that comes approved, from whatever source, in practical medicine and surgery. It claims, and with ample reason, the largest circulation of any medical journal in the world. J.J. Lawrence, A.M., M.D., editor and publisher, with widened experience, gives to the pages of the Brief the best of his own thought, as well as the thought of the brainiest men of the profession in the United States and in foreign lands.
(From the Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri edited by Howard L. Conard, 1901).
A monthly journal of practical medicine, pharmacy, chemistry and hygiene.