Following the JAMA publication of the article entitled "Consequences of an Oversupply of Specialists: The Case of Neurology," by Matthew Menken and Cecil G. Sheps,1 the editors' attention was drawn to a previous publication in the New England Journal of Medicine entitled "Consequences of an Oversupply of Medical Specialists: The Case of Neurology," by Matthew Menken.2 This earlier article had not been referenced in the manuscript sent to JAMA.The editors believe that there is scarcely an idea or argument in the JAMA article that has not already been published in the New England Journal of Medicine in almost exactly the same words, with almost exactly the same title and subheadings. They believe that as these publications cannot be separated without special pleading, they are duplicate publications.With this decision, which was reached independently by all six of the editors who compared the articles, Dr Menken
Notice of Duplicate Publication. JAMA. 1985;254(24):3423. doi:10.1001/jama.1985.03360240035017
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