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BMJ appoints its first woman editor

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 10 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:323
  1. Caroline White
  1. London

The BMJ has appointed its first woman editor since the journal was founded in 1840. Dr Fiona Godlee, who is currently head of BMJ Knowledge, another part of the BMJ Publishing Group, takes up her post in mid-March. She replaces Dr Richard Smith, who left the journal in July last year.

Dr Godlee, who qualified in 1985, trained as a general physician before joining the BMJ as an assistant editor in 1990. She spent a year at Harvard …

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