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Editorial
August 2, 2000

Human Rights in the Biomedical LiteratureThe Social Responsibility of Medical Journals

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Ms Flanagin is Managing Senior Editor, JAMA.

JAMA. 2000;284(5):618-619. doi:10.1001/jama.284.5.618

The number of articles on human rights published in biomedical journals has increased substantially during the last decade. This reflects an increasing involvement of physicians and other health professionals in the documentation of the health consequences of violations of human rights,1,2 improvements in the quality of articles on human rights, and the willingness of journals to publish these articles.

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