Bmj Usa: Editorial

BMJ USA: A British contribution to American medicine

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 18 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:E2
  1. Ronald M Davis, editor,
  2. Richard Smith, editor
  1. BMJ USA, North American editor, BMJ
  2. BMJ

    This article originally appeared in BMJ USA

    Throughout its history the United States has benefited from British contributions.1 In the early days of the republic, Americans used James Watt's steam engine in locomotives and steamboats. The works of British authors from Shakespeare to Kipling have featured in the curriculum of American schools. Recently British journalism—led by Nature and The Economist—has become popular and influential, while the success of the film American Beauty has shown how much can be achieved by a combination of British and American talent.

    We hope to emulate some of these successes in BMJ USA. The BMJ (British Medical Journal) Publishing Group, in partnership with the Clinicians Group, will be sending BMJ USA each month to about 100,000 primary care physicians in the US.

    BMJ USA will feature articles from the weekly BMJ that are particularly relevant to primary care medicine in the US. Although the BMJ began in Britain, it publishes material from all over the world, and it is the international first choice for many primary care researchers. On occasion BMJ USA will also contain material from other journals published by the BMJ Publishing Group—such as Heart, …

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