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November 28, 1990

The AMA Specialty Journals: Everyone, Including Grunts, Squeals Unfair

Author Affiliations

St Petersburg, Fla

St Petersburg, Fla

JAMA. 1990;264(20):2626. doi:10.1001/jama.1990.03450200034022

To the Editor. —  I read with interest your recent editorial on "Reaching the Readers: Experience With the AMA Specialty Journals."1 Your strategy was certainly sound and your results were impressive.Before your policy and strategy were implemented in 1988, I looked forward to receiving the Archives of Internal Medicine and read the journal with great interest. Now I am excluded from receiving any of your specialty journals, despite being in the second largest medical specialty of family medicine. This greatly distresses me. I think a specialty journal for family medicine needs to be developed and distributed as the other specialty journals are, or family physicians should be given their choice of a medical specialty journal.As the AMA attempts to represent all physicians, it is appalling that it neglects this large segment of practicing physicians.