A member of our Editorial Board has predicted, in other pages (1), that in the years ahead scientific journals will give way to medical newspapers for "really important scientific exchange." The serious issues that stand behind his prediction will not be debated here. The view of the editors of this journal, however, is that most readers of The New England Journal of Medicine, Circulation, Gastroenterology, or any of the other professional journals in this country or abroad will not wish, in the foreseeable future, to give up reading them for definitive scientific information in favor of journalistic organs. We believe
H. E. The Reader's Debt. Ann Intern Med. ;78:144. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-1-144_1
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