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In January 1983, I became editor of AJDC. Gil Forbes, MD, and his predecessors had given me and the editorial board a fine journal that had broad appeal and well-written, pertinent articles for both practicing and academic physicians and others who were concerned with the health of children. As with all very good endeavors, there always are ways in which improvement can be made and in which contemporary issues can be reflected to a different, and perhaps more effective, degree than the older methods. Together with the editorial board and the staff at American Medical Association (AMA) headquarters in Chicago, I examined the policies and procedures of AJDC, the content of the journal, and the format with which articles were presented. Our goal was to seek those areas in which change could be made to make AJDC more effective in communicating its many messages to our readership. I would like
FULGINITI VA. AJDC: The Past, Now, and the Future. Am J Dis Child. 1986;140(1):15–16. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1986.02140150017019