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The editing of a journal (such as the ANNALS) lends itself to analogy with certain biologic processes. A healthy journal like a healthy organism is in a state of dynamic equilibrium. Output of energy must equal input of energy; randomness of effort must be diminished (less entropy), useful work must be done. The functional goal of the ANNALS organism, the useful work, has been presented already in an earlier editorial. Let us state it again: it is to help the physician to become a better physician by efficiently conveying to him stimulating ideas and useful knowledge.
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E. JR. TOWARD AN EDITORIAL NEW STEADY STATE. Ann Intern Med. 1961;54:159–160. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-54-1-159
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;54(1):159-160.
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