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November 18, 1983

Arndt named editor of Archives of Dermatology

JAMA. 1983;250(19):2593. doi:10.1001/jama.1983.03340190011007

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Kenneth A. Arndt, MD, will become editor of the American Medical Association's Archives of Dermatology on Jan 1, 1984. He will replace Frederick D. Malkinson, MD, of Rush-Presbyterian-St Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, who became editor in 1979.

Arndt is dermatologist-in-chief at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston and is codirector of the hospital's laser unit. He also serves as associate professor of dermatology at Harvard Medical School, Boston.

As editor of the 101-year-old Archives, Arndt plans to make it "the type of journal physicians look forward to reading each month.

"Archives should be a visually attractive journal that contains well-written material of high scientific merit—material of interest to the practicing physician." Arndt adds, "I also want to see a highly efficient manuscript review process that responds rapidly to contributing authors."

Arndt is no stranger to the workings of medical publishing, having served on the editorial boards of five such publications, including