US medical association reaches agreement with sacked editor

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 13 February 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:416
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. New York

    The American Medical Association (AMA) has reached a settlement with Dr George Lundberg, avoiding a possible lawsuit by him.

    Dr Lundberg was fired last month as editor of JAMA (the journal of the American Medical Association) because he “fast tracked” the publication of a paper-which indicated that university students in the United States did not think that oral sex was “real sex”-in the midst of the impeachment trial of President Clinton.

    In a bland …

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