[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 54.211.168.204. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Views 429
Citations 0
The Cover
January 4, 2012

Viewpoints

JAMA. 2012;307(1):11. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.1917

Opinions and ideas of the present often build on foundations of knowledge from the past. Reacting and evolving, points of view also have a temporal quality. Moments of pause and elapsed time serve to create new reflections and different insights. Details gain significance and distant ideas become clearer on further inspection, thereby altering one's overall perspective.

For this week's issue, the cover features 1 of 2 different scenes, marking the debut of a new JAMA section, Viewpoints. The landscape of medicine and health care is never static. Much like a cityscape, it is always changing and moving—being deconstructed, reconstructed, and reinterpreted. Drawing inspiration from the rich tradition of architecture surrounding the JAMA offices in downtown Chicago, we present companion illustrations of 2 points of view in a canyon of buildings to emphasize the concept that complex issues require many vantage points to grasp their intricacies.

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×