Is scientific information being disseminated too slowly? Is information urgently needed to further medical research and support the public's health languishing in the editorial offices of journals? In a recently published commentary in The New York Times (1), Jay Winsten, Director of the Office of Health Policy Information, Harvard School of Public Health, points out how slowly important information finds its way into scientific journals. Winsten is concerned because he sees the effects of anxieties generated among the public by widespread and inflammatory news reports that a causative agent for the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome may be spread through transfusions of
Medical Journals and Urgent Medical News. Ann Intern Med. 1983;99:559–561. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-99-4-559
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;99(4):559-561.
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