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January 21, 2004

Access to JAMA

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Dr DeAngelis is Editor-in-Chief, JAMA, and Dr Musacchio is Senior Vice President of Publishing and Business Services, American Medical Association, Chicago, Ill.

JAMA. 2004;291(3):370-371. doi:10.1001/jama.291.3.370

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