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JAMA 100 Years Ago
December 5, 2007


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JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer Reiling, Assistant Editor.

JAMA. 2007;298(21):2559. doi:10.1001/jama.298.21.2559

As was announced two weeks ago, there will be issued next month, under the auspices of the American Medical Association, the first number of the Archives of Internal Medicine, a journal devoted to the publication of articles relating to internal medicine which are too technical or elaborate for a journal of general circulation.

This periodical will not conflict with other publications now in existence. Such journals as the AmericanJournal of Physiology, the Journal of Experimental Medicine, the Journal of Infectious Diseases, the Journal of Biological Chemistry, etc., have a special field, each to itself and each appeals only to those especially interested in that particular field. They are not intended for the physician engaged in active practice, for much of the matter they contain is of only indirect interest to him. But all of them occasionally contain articles that relate to clinical medicine, which should be placed within the reach of clinicians. The Archives will be, as it were, a connecting link between these technical journals—representing special work so far as it relates to the internist—and medical journals in general, for which such matter would be too technical, too theoretical or too experimental in character.

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