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June 3, 1974

"Medicolegal Rounds"

JAMA. 1974;228(10):1273. doi:10.1001/jama.1974.03230350045029

Since law and legal problems are assuming a greater share of the practicing physician's concern today, we have been, since the March 4 issue, initiating appropriate changes in The Journal's management of the subject. "Medicolegal Rounds" will be a regular feature. In it we will attempt to diversify the approach to give broader coverage to the medicolegal issues physicians are facing. We wish to create a problem-oriented section—one that will be relevant to the practical questions that frequently arise. We will also attempt to anticipate new issues and solutions, and will not avoid taking well-reasoned stands even though they may prove controversial.

The format will vary from week to week. Some topics are better offered in essay form, others by way of case analysis. We will discuss new appellate decisions that appear to have direct bearing on current problems or future trends. The previous "Law and Medicine" section, devoted to