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August 26, 1983

Emergency Medicine and Critical Care: JAMA's New Section

Author Affiliations

American Medical Association Chicago

JAMA. 1983;250(8):1073. doi:10.1001/jama.1983.03340080051029

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Abstract

In this issue of The Journal, we are premiering the publication of a new section, CONCEPTS IN EMERGENCY AND CRITICAL CARE (p 1081). This section will provide a forum dedicated to informing our readers about advances in the understanding and technology of critical care and emergency medicine. These two new specialties have emerged on the medical scene in the past five to ten years and have captured the interest and enthusiasm of many younger physicians. Their resultant research efforts have advanced the science and the physiology of life-threatening illnesses and spawned a proliferation of knowledge. In CONCEPTS IN EMERGENCY AND CRITICAL CARE, we hope to stimulate you with a provocative fare of discussion, review, and controversy from these exciting, spanking new medical disciplines.

The goals of the section are twofold: (1) to discuss a scientific or clinical concept directly affecting the treatment of critically ill patients and (2) to keep

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