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January 1, 2005

An Opportunity to Carry on the Mission

Arch Surg. 2005;140(1):16. doi:10.1001/archsurg.140.1.16

I cannot express how excited I am to become the new Editor of the Archives of Surgery in 2005. I was very surprised to be considered for the position by Catherine D. DeAngelis, MD, the current Editor in Chief of Scientific Publications and Multimedia Applications for JAMA and the Archives Journals, and even more surprised to be awarded the position. To succeed Claude H. Organ, Jr, MD, after his 17 years of service is also quite humbling. He has always been one of my heroes.