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The arthurian dictum, "the old order changeth yielding place to new," applies to editorships as well as to most other activities of life. This issue of the ANNALS will be the last to be published under the name of the present Editor who, for reasons of personal health, is retiring from the Editorship at the end of this month. I take this step with regret, yet with gratitude for the opportunity to have served my profession in this way.
When in September 1959 Dr. Chester M. Jones, on behalf of the American College of Physicians, asked me if I would
J.R. E.. In Parting. Ann Intern Med. 1971;74:1001–1002. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-74-6-1001
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;74(6):1001-1002.
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