Tufts Professor Named Editor-In-Chief Of New England Journal Of Medicine

Author: Rebecca Andrews

(The Scientist, Vol:5, #5, pg.21, March 4, 1991) (Copyright, The Scientist, Inc.)


Jerome P. Kassirer, associate physician-in-chief at the New England Medicine Center in Boston and Sara Murray Jordan Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, has been named editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), effective July 1991. Kassirer will succeed Arnold Relman, who announced his plans to retire last July after 14 years as the journal's top editor.

Kassirer, a nephrologist and internal medicine specialist with extensive experience in writing and editing, says that under his direction, the journal will evolve. However, at present he is reluctant to predict the types of changes he will institute. "The same principle that holds to taking care of the sick holds to taking care of a prestigious medical journal," says Kassirer. "Primum...

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