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The Future of Medical Journals: In Commemoration of 150 Years of the British Medical Journal

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Lock Stephen P.. ; ed. 217 pages. London: : British Medical Journal; ; 1991.. Available from the American College of Physicians (1-800-523-1546 Ext. 2600). Member price is $29.00. Nonmember price is $35.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1992;116(11):960. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-116-11-960_4
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Sixteen papers from a private colloquium presented in the fall of 1990 at Leeds Castle, Kent, to mark the sesquicentennial of one of the world's great general medical journals. The colloquium indirectly honored the imminent retirement of its organizer, Dr. Stephen Lock, editor of the British Medical Journal from 1975 to 1991 and internationally known in editorial circles for his classic study of medical-journal peer review, A Difficult Balance; for his ardent support of international standards for editorial process; and for his development of high standards in his own journal for evidence. Some of the papers will attract only those


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