J. W. Schoones, BSc
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To the editors: Edward J. Huth noted that: "the title of a journal should not be changed without careful justification . . ." (1). At times, there are compelling reasons to change a journai title. For instance, the decline in the number of cases of tuberculosis led the editors of the American Review of Tuberculosis to change the title three times in 7 years "to avoid being left without a disease" (2). Also, more recently, the development of radiology in the last decades caused the Scandinavian journal Acta Radiologica to "metastasize." This journal was remodeled and became two journals: Acta
Schoones JW. Journal Title Changes. Ann Intern Med. 1991;114:707. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-114-8-707_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1991;114(8):707.
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