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The AMA Scientific Journals

William R. Barclay, MD
JAMA. 1976;236(16):1884. doi:10.1001/jama.1976.03270170050031.
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Recently, one of the AMA specialty journals had a change in its editorship and in its editorial board. This came about because the American Neurological Association (ANA), a cosponsor of the Archives of Neurology, voted to establish its own independent journal. Dr Plum, who is the president of ANA and who was


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