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Controversy over new editor at New England Journal of Medicine

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7246.1358 (Published 20 May 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1358
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    The Massachusetts Medical Society has named a Boston pulmonary specialist as the new editor of the New England Journal of Medicine, opening a new chapter in a struggle over the journal's control that began more than a year ago with the departure of the journal's long standing editor Dr Jerome Kassirer.

    Dr Jeffrey Drazen, aged 53, who carries out research into asthma at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is expected to take the helm of the medical journal this summer. Dr Drazen has led the pulmonary division …

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