Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet
S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University
of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor; adviser
for new media, Robert Hogan, MD, San Diego.
Do we need two more journals for the evolving specialty of pain medicine?
That the two major organizations of pain specialists in the United States,
the American Pain Society and the American Academy of Pain Medicine, have
chosen to offer independent journals is not surprising. Their introduction
does, however, add to the volume of reading demanded of the pain medicine
specialist who struggles to keep up with clinical practice, add new evaluation
techniques and treatment modalities, and comprehend scientific research findings.
The caliber of these organizations and of their scientific meetings would
suggest that their journals will contain worthwhile subject matter with both
a basic science and a clinical orientation.
Rowlingson JC, Near K, Grandage K. Pain. JAMA. 2003;289(6):761. doi:10.1001/jama.289.6.761-a