Margaret A.WinkerMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Interim CoeditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: On behalf of the
council and membership of the Society of General Internal Medicine, we
object in the strongest terms to the capricious and arbitrary dismissal
of Dr Lundberg as editor of the AMA's preeminent journal,
The AMA's action is an unvarnished attack on the principles of
academic freedom and editorial independence, both of which are
fundamental to the role of medical journals in advancing science and
medical practice. This action is especially objectionable given
JAMA's position as one of the most prestigious medical
journals in the world. It is ironic that JAMA has achieved
this stature in large part because of Lundberg's imaginative and
effective editorial leadership.
Fihn SD, Landefeld S. 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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