Innovation is a tradition at the Archives of Ophthalmology. A century and a half ago, in ophthalmology's earliest days, an unusual journal appeared. Its editorial offices were in New York and Berlin, and the journal, named Archives of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, appeared in English and German versions. The preface of the first issue in 1869 contained a bold statement for a medical journal of that era: “In their selections the editors will give preference to those original papers in which speculation and theory are subordinate to direct observation and fact. Their greatest satisfaction will be to hear their readers continue to say ‘What we read in your journal, we can make use of.’”1(p1160)
Albert DM. Tradition and Innovation: The Archives of Ophthalmology and JAMA Ophthalmology. Arch Ophthalmol. 2012;130(7):915–916. doi:10.1001/archophthalmol.2012.1960
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