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As my term as editor ends, I cannot refrain from looking back over the past ten years. These are years that brought a sense of accomplishment, and a sense of pride in being a part of such a fine journal; but most of all they served to strengthen my opinion of the high quality of the work now being done by physicians in the clinic and the laboratory. The vast quantity of manuscripts—some 6,000 in all—that have crossed my desk have clearly portrayed the gamut of pediatric endeavor, and have convinced me that pediatrics is alive and well, indeed thriving.
Constraints on journal size meant that we had to limit the number of manuscripts we could publish—only 2,500 in all—and it is my hope that at least some of the others were able to find a place elsewhere.
Many good things have come my way: an expert editorial board,
FORBES GB. Six Thousand Manuscripts. Am J Dis Child. 1983;137(1):10. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1983.02140270006002