ROGER J. LEWIS, M.D.
To the editor: Medical ethics is a charged field, but I read with alarm Dr. Ingelfinger's "The Unethical in Medical Ethics" (1) and noted these points: it was received and accepted on the same day, 14 May 1975; most other articles in the August issue were received much earlier and accepted only after substantial delays; and Dr. Ingelfinger is associated with a major journal that is generally thought to be a competitor of "The Annals."
The rapid publication of this paper, which cannot have been critically reviewed, can, from the viewpoint of other authors in the journal, only seem to
LEWIS RJ. Medical Ethics. Ann Intern Med. ;83:900–901. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-83-6-900
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