Forty years ago, in 1980, Jimmy Carter was president. Pac-Man debuted. In medicine, smallpox was declared to be eradicated. Additionally, on May 9, 1980, A Piece of My Mind was inaugurated in JAMA. The first essay, “Tuna on Rye, 1984,” was written by then–senior editor Samuel Vaisrub under the pen name Sam Vee.1 He introduced the column with an editorial entitled “For the Peace of Your Mind.”2
Malani PN, Zylke JW. Forty Years of A Piece of My Mind. JAMA. 2020;323(17):1651–1652. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.3760
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