New England Journal of Medicine

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The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) is a peer-reviewed medical journal published by the Massachusetts Medical Society.

It was founded by Dr. John Warren in 1812 as a quarterly called The New England Journal of Medicine and Surgery. In 1828, it became a weekly, and was renamed The Boston Medical and Surgical Journal. In 1928, it became The New England Journal of Medicine. Authors have included Oliver Wendell Holmes, Hans Zinsser, and Lewis Thomas. One of its early editors, J.V.C. Smith, resigned in 1857 to assume his duties as mayor of the City of Boston. The NEJM has also received a Polk Award in Journalism.

Editors

  • Walter Prentice Bowers, 19211937
  • Robert Nason Nye, 19371947
  • Joseph Garland, 19471967
  • Franz J. Ingelfinger, 19671977
  • Arnold S. Relman, 19771991
  • Jerome P. Kassirer, 19911999
  • Marcia Angell, 19992000
  • Jeffrey M. Drazen, 2000-

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