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July 5, 1995

Scientific American SCIENCE & MEDICINE

Author Affiliations

Valparaiso University Valparaiso, Ind
Peoria, Ill

JAMA. 1995;274(1):81. doi:10.1001/jama.1995.03530010095045

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Solutions to today's clinical dilemmas like drug-resistant tuberculosis and HIV infection have their genesis in biomedical research, most often at the molecular level. So states editor Albert E. Meier, whose goal with Scientific American SCIENCE & MEDICINE is to make contemporary basic medical science accessible to the clinician.

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