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October 21, 1992

Press Halted on JAMA's Yugoslav Edition

JAMA. 1992;268(15):1992. doi:10.1001/jama.1992.03490150030004

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IN SUPPORT OF the United Nation's trade embargo against the former Yugoslavia, the American Medical Association (AMA) has ceased publication of what has been JAMA's Yugoslav edition.

Even before the United Nations' resolution, the publication had practically folded under the formidable hindrances to publishing during a war.

Before the current fighting, the Yugoslav JAMA in the Serbo-Croatian language had been a bimonthly publication with a 3500 circulation.

Launched 7 Years Ago  Launched in July 1985, it was the second foreign edition of JAMA to be established in what then was a communist country. (The first was the Chinese JAMA.) Its publisher, the Savez Lekarskih Drustava (the Union of Medical Societies of Yugoslavia), was based in Belgrade.JAMA editor-in-chief George D. Lundberg, MD, says that the Yugoslav JAMA had been "the best first effort of a communist country to publish in a capitalistic way, and succeed. It was a great