February 19, 1982

JAMA Welcomes Its New Chinese Readers

JAMA. 1982;247(7):1028. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03320320064037

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The Chinese people are a great and old people with roots in ancient times. The American people are a great but young people but have old roots in all nations of the world.

Chinese medicine, like Chinese culture, is steeped in antiquity, with great historical significance. Chinese medicine also has many modern preventive and therapeutic phenomena of interest to the world in general. American medicine is the embodiment of modern "western medicine." It is certain that our two cultures and approaches to medicine have much to learn from each other.

This month, The Journal of the American Medical Association begins what we hope will be a long period of service to the people of China through a Chinese-language edition. This extension to the mainland of Asia is the most recent addition to the English-language edition of JAMA, which now is 99 years old and currently has a circulation of 290,000,