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To recognize that, in addition to these specific objectives, JAMA has a social responsibility to improve the total human condition and to promote the integrity of science
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Executive EditorPhil B. Fontanarosa, MD, MBA
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Daniel M. Albert, MD, MS, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, Wisconsin Editor, Archives of OphthalmologyDonald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, Newton, Massachusetts Christine K. Cassel, MD, American Board of Internal Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Jordan J. Cohen, MD, The George Washington University Washington, DC Joseph T. Coyle, MD, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts Editor, Archives of General PsychiatryEzekiel J. Emanuel, MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Julie Freischlag, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland Editor, Archives of SurgeryThomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia Michael M. E. Johns, MD, Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia Wayne F. Larrabee Jr, MD, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington Editor, Archives of Facial Plastic SurgeryPaul A. Levine, MD, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia Editor, Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck SurgeryDonald A. B. Lindberg, MD, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland C. David Naylor, MD, DPhil, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Rita F. Redberg, MD, MSc, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, California Editor, Archives of Internal MedicineUwe E. Reinhardt, PhD, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey Frederick P. Rivara, MD, MPH, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington Editor, Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent MedicineJune K. Robinson, MD, The Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois Editor, Archives of DermatologyGriffin Rodgers, MD, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Bethesda, Maryland Roger N. Rosenberg, MD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas Editor, Archives of NeurologyJoshua M. Sharfstein, MD, Maryland Department of Health and Hygiene, Baltimore, Maryland Harold C. Sox, MD, Dartmouth Medical School Hanover, New Hampshire Lars Wallentin, MD, PhD, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden John E. L. Wong, MBBS, National University of Singapore, Singapore
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About This Journal. JAMA. 2013;309(3):209–210. doi:10.1001/jama.309.3.209
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