On July 1, 1976, I assumed the responsibility of editorial stewardship for the Archives. Chief editors of the specialty journals of the American Medical Association serve a maximum of ten years. Therefore, in keeping with the policy established by the American Medical Association, effective Dec 1, 1986, all manuscripts submitted to the Archives should be mailed to the new Editor of the Archives, James E. Dalen, MD.
Dr Dalen is a distinguished investigator, teacher, and clinician. Raised in Seattle, he received his bachelor of science degree from Washington State University, Pullman. He obtained a master's degree in psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, before attending the University of Washington Medical School, Seattle. He concluded postgraduate studies in internal medicine and cardiology in Boston and began his teaching career at Harvard Medical School and the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, in 1967. In 1974, he was named associate professor