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EDITORIAL POLICY

Herman F. Meyer, M.D.
JAMA. 1960;174(3):326-327. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03030030106027.
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To the Editor:—  It is refreshing to note that with the alterations in the editorial staff of The Journal there are also other changes, such as variations of the format, the tasteful design of the cover, and, more significantly, the implications in the editorial tone and scholarly flavor. It is not undue optimism to hope that this new policy will include the acceptance of the original literary style of the authors of scientific and other contributions to The Journal. In fact, Dr. Talbott, from his editorial chair, portends this enlightenment in a frank statement of future policy (July 2, p. 1031) which promises such acceptance. "There is no desire on my part to process a manuscript through a mental machine in order to conform to an established pattern or prototype.... A physician's style and word composition reflect his personality. I believe that it should not be altered any more than

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