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Fiftieth Anniversary of the Archives

Paul S. Rhoads, M.D.
AMA Arch Intern Med. 1958;101(1):1-2. doi:10.1001/archinte.1958.00260130015001.
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Plans for the Future  With the present issue the A. M. A. Archives of Internal Medicine reaches its fiftieth year of continuous publication. It is the oldest of the specialty journals of the American Medical Association and was, at the time of its inception, the second periodical in this country to be devoted exclusively to internal medicine.In 1907, in answer to a petition signed by many leaders of American medicine of, the era, the board of trustees of the American Medical Association appointed a committee composed of Dr. George Dock, Dr. W. S. Thayer, Dr. Joseph L. Miller, Dr. David Edsall, Dr. Theodore Janeway, and Dr. Richard Cabot to consider publication of a journal to present the more important researches of American students of clinical medicine. After the report of this committee was favorably acted upon the members were constituted as the first editorial board of the newly created


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