The BMJ, the US, and sexBMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7171.0 (Published 28 November 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:0
The BMJ has a new North American editor, Ron Davis. On p 1513 he describes how the new US national objectives for health have fallen victim to federal politics. Dr Davis, once head of the US Office on Smoking and Health, now directs a centre for health promotion in Detroit. We know him well as the first editor of one of our journals, Tobacco Control. It's a triumph: scientifically sound, indispensable to antitobacco advocates, truly international, entertaining, and highly readable.
For the past century the BMJ has been trying to raise its profile in …
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