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The delivery of the J. A. M. A. to your office by a representative of the Postmaster General is the last step in a large number that occurs 52 or 53 times each year. The steps that precede deposition on your desk began at 535 North Dearborn Street with the receipt by the Division of Scientific Publications of the A. M. A. of a manuscript, an obituary notice, a news item or one of several other documents. The majority of decisions that concern acceptance or rejection and subsequent processing of the typewritten manuscripts are the responsibility of physicians in the Editorial Division.
Non-medical personnel have responsibilities also in the chain of publication. Robert Mayo, an alumnus of the Medill School of Journalism of Northwestern University and former editor of several magazines, is the most recent addition to the non-medical coterie. His name has appeared on the masthead in recent issues
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