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February 4, 1961


JAMA. 1961;175(5):397-398. doi:10.1001/jama.1961.03040050053017

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In 1933 Maurice C. Pincoffs was chosen unanimously to guide the destinies of the Annals of Internal Medicine. His appointment inspired confidence, for the Annals would continue with vision and dedication in the light of modern medicine. The new Editor was ideally prepared for academic pursuits, having graduated from the University of Chicago and Johns Hopkins Medical School. He served with the British and American Expenditionary Forces during World War I, and on returning with the Croix de Guerre and the Distinguished Service Cross he accepted the position of instructor in medicine at Hopkins. His chiefs along the way were James B. Herrick, Thomas R. Boggs, Lewellys F. Barker, and John J. Abel. From them, he received the tools for teaching, research, and medical writing. Quickly, on the heels of success, he was appointed professor and head of the Department of Medicine at the University of Maryland. Then began a

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