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November 21, 1977

A Few Words of Thanks to a Great Many People

JAMA. 1977;238(21):2305-2306. doi:10.1001/jama.1977.03280220073031

The relationship among all those who are responsible for The Journal—from the editorial production staff to the advertisers, from the American Medical Association's Board of Trustees (under whose auspices The Journal is published) to the W. A. Krueger Company (who does the printing), and to persons in virtually every division of AMA's staff organization—is so complex, and their efforts so successfully blended, that once a contribution has gone into the common pot, only the final result, not the individual efforts, can be identified. Despite the impossibility of doing so adequately, however, there are some groups that we would single out for special mention; first, they are so seldom thought of in terms of what they contribute to The Journal's success and second, the work they do, they do quietly, often anonymously, and always without financial remuneration.

Paramount among these groups are our authors. True, in a world of