Margaret A.WinkerMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Interim CoeditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: I am writing to
protest the decision of the AMA administration to fire Dr
Lundberg.1 I have been a member of the AMA for more than 35
years and I was editor of American Journal of Diseases of
Children (AJDC) (now known as the Archives of
Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine) and a member of the JAMA
editorial board for 11 years under Lundberg's leadership. During that
decade, we saw JAMA and the family of AMA journals soar in
respectability, vying with other leading academic journals as the
premier sources for physicians and scientists. This increase in
reputation and scientific and editorial content occurred largely
because of Lundberg's leadership. During my tenure, there was
no interference with the content of AJDC by anyone.
Dissent with content in the journal appeared in the letters to the
editor or in editorial comment submitted by authors.
Fulginiti VA. The Firing of Dr Lundberg. JAMA. 1999;281(19):1789. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-281-19-jbk0519
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