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Arch Intern Med. 2003;163(16):1874. doi:10.1001/archinte.163.16.1874.
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To promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of human health by publishing manuscripts of interest and relevance to internists practicing as generalists or as medical subspecialists.


Editor: James E. Dalen, MD, MPH 1840 E River Rd Suite 207 Tucson, AZ 85718 phone: (520) 577-6737 e-mail: aim5@mindspring.com

Deputy Editors:Farrell J. Lloyd, MD, MPH, Scottsdale, Ariz Eskild A. Petersen, MD, Tucson, Ariz

Editorial Assistants:Moira F. Andre, Tucson, Ariz Janet S. Frank, Tucson, Ariz Lisa King, Tucson, Ariz


Frederick R. Ahmann, MD, Tucson, Ariz Joseph S. Alpert, MD, Tucson, Ariz Christine K. Cassel, MD, Portland, Ore William S. Dalton, MD, Tampa, Fla M. Brian Fennerty, MD, Portland, Ore Faith T. Fitzgerald, MD, Sacramento, Calif Robert J. Goldberg, PhD, Worcester, Mass John P. Howe III, MD, Washington, DC Richard S. Liebowitz, MD, Durham, NC Jack M. Matloff, MD, Los Angeles, Calif


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