Margaret A.WinkerMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Interim CoeditorIndividualAuthor
Copyright 1999 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.1999
We received more than 500 e-mails and 167 letters for consideration
for publication in response to the firing of George D. Lundberg, MD, as
editor of JAMA. Of the letters submitted for publication, 135
opposed the firing of Dr Lundberg and supported his role at
JAMA and 32 supported the decision by E. Ratcliffe
Anderson, Jr, MD, to fire Dr Lundberg. The letters that appear below, 9
in support of Dr Lundberg, 2 in support of Dr Anderson, and 1 that
expresses concerns about both, reflect the distribution of letters we
received. Since these letters were received, the AMA and Dr Lundberg
have reached an agreement on the terms of Dr Lundberg's departure from
the AMA. Dr Lundberg has accepted a post as editor-in-chief of an
Internet-based medical information company.—ED.
The Firing of Dr Lundberg. JAMA. 1999;281(19):1789. doi:10.1001/jama.281.19.1789