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Sacked editor takes new post

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 27 February 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:554
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. New York

    Dr George Lundberg, who was fired after 17years as editor of JAMA (the journal of the American Medical Association), has been named editor in chief of Medscape, a leading internet site.

    He told the BMJ he is considering “creation of a primary source, web only, peer reviewed general medical journal of high scientific quality. Medscape does not have that at this time, nor does anyone else.”

    Dr Lundberg was dismissed last month for fast tracking the publication of an article indicating that American university students did not consider oral sex to …

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