Referring to upper-echelon changes in British medical journalism as "Changes on Olympus," the editorial of the Canadian Medical Association Journal1 may have picked the wrong mountain. Unlike Greek gods, medical editors do not dwell on a mountain top, but reach it only after an arduous ascent. Martin Ware began his ascent— significantly he is fond of mountaineering—in 1939 when as a student he edited the St. Bartholomew's Hospital Journal. His writing career, interrupted by service with the Royal Army Medical Corps during the war and subsequently in Nigeria and India, was resumed in 1946 when he became publications officer at the headquarters of the Medical Research Council of Great Britain. Appointed assistant editor of the British Medical Journal in 1950, he became deputy editor in 1964.
Born in 1915, educated at Eton, qualified MB, BS, from St. Bartholomew's in 1939, he received the MRCP in 1945. Heir to a
DR. MARTIN WARE-NEW EDITOR OF THE BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL. JAMA. 1965;194(13):1382. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03090260042013
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