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The firing of Brother George

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7178.210 (Published 23 January 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:210

The AMA has damaged itself by sacking JAMA's editor

  1. Richard Smith, Editor.
  1. BMJ

    News p 213

    The American Medical Association damaged itself and medical journals when last week it sacked George Lundberg, the editor of its journal JAMA. Lundberg, who had edited JAMA for 17years, was sacked for fast tracking publication of a study showing that many American college students do not think of oral sex as “having sex.” The study, in the issue of 20January, was fast tracked because of its relevance …

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