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
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LEWIS RJ. Medical Ethics. Ann Intern Med. 1975;83:900–901. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-83-6-900
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