In May 1991, the 10 scientific journals of the American Medical Association (AMA) concurrently published multiple articles on a singular subject of great public health importance, "Caring for the Uninsured and Underinsured."1,2 Following the success of this effort, the editors of the scientific journals of the AMA again have voted to devote substantial pages of all 10 journals to another subject of major importance—violence—to be published on a common date in 1992.
The medical, social, and economic effects of violence in our society are staggering. Violent death includes homicide, suicide, and accident. Nonfatal injuries may result from accidents, assaults, and suicide attempts. Assailants and victims may be relatives, friends, or strangers. Violent injuries may be purposeful or an unintended byproduct.
We invite you to contribute an original manuscript on any aspect of violence. The manuscript may be an original contribution, a clinical investigation, a brief report, a review, or
Lundberg GD, Koop CE. The AMA Scientific Journals—Theme Issues on ViolenceCall for Papers. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1991;117(11):1307. doi:10.1001/archotol.1991.01870230123022