November 24, 2020

New England Journal of Medicine Turns 200

Update: From the Anniversary Issue (Free, Full Text):

From the Associated Press:

The first 100 copies in January 1812 were delivered by horseback. Today, 2 million people read the journal online every month.

The New England Journal started decades before the American Medical Association was founded in 1847 and is widely credited with promoting evidence-based care.

“It has been very good for society,” said Pat Thibodeau, head librarian and associate dean for the Medical Center Library at Duke University. “When I go in,

I’m hoping my doctor has read the New England Journal of Medicine or something similar and is following that information.”

“It’s the cream of the crop,” said Dr. Barron Lerner, a Columbia University physician and medical historian.

“They get the best research submitted to them, and they do an extremely good job of peer reviewing” to make sure it is solid, he said.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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