On December 4, 1996, we1 announced that the editors of 80 major medical journals had voted on more than 200 proposed topics and had chosen aging to be the most important topic to be addressed in the second global theme issue. Eleven months later, the Global Theme Issue on Aging, cosponsored by Linda Clever, MD, editor of the Western Journal of Medicine; Richard Horton, MB, editor of the Lancet; George Lundberg, MD, editor of JAMA; Magne Nylenna, MD, editor of Tidsskrift for Den norske Lægeforening [Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association]; and Richard Smith, MD, editor of BMJ, has been published. Ninety-seven journals in 31 countries have participated and are listed below; the countries represented are shown on the map. (The citations for articles published in these journals are listed on the World Wide Web at http:// www.ama-assn.org/JAMA.) As demonstrated by articles in this issue of JAMA and in
Winker MA. Aging: A Global Issue. JAMA. 1997;278(16):1377. doi:10.1001/jama.1997.03550160097047
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