All students of heart disease will welcome the appearance of the British Heart Journal, which is being published at the request of the Cardiac Society of Great Britain and Ireland. There, it will fill a need which has been long felt and hitherto neglected. Being addressed chiefly to practicing physicians and cardiologists, it must not be regarded as merely a successor to Heart, which was restricted in scope. This journal will soon command a leading position in the field if it follows the precept expressed by Sir Thomas Lewis in the foreword as follows:
The success of the new journal will depend upon the quality and not primarily upon the quantity of the matter which it publishes. Originality of observation and of view will be the touchstone of quality. The work of editing is uncreative; an editor can publish only what is offered; he will use most of what is
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