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February 23, 1976

Cupid's Arrow

JAMA. 1976;235(8):847. doi:10.1001/jama.1976.03260340053026

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The Journal aims at being all things to all physicians. It attempts to inform and enlighten, be the reader generalist or specialist, internist or surgeon, academician or practitioner, medical student or seasoned veteran. True to this ecumenical orientation, The Journal has been consistently providing a broad spectrum of papers dealing with a variety of topics.

Does the preponderance of cardiac topics in the current issue indicate a narrowing focus? Does it presage a slide into specialism, a symposiac trend? The answer is no. From time to time, we may surprise our readers with a central theme, topic, or specialized area of interest, but no covey of cardiac communications, no pack of pulmonary papers will be permitted to limit The Journal's wide range of interests.

More through chance than design, the cardiac bias of this issue coincides with St Valentine's month when the heart is a ready target for Cupid's arrows.