Recognizing a need for physicians continuously to stay abreast of medical research, and encouraged by concerned ministries of the Indian government, Dr J. K. Jain, in April 1987, launched JAMA, India. Dr Jain, the editor and publisher of this new journal, is involved in many projects dealing with organized medicine and medical education. He is former president of the New Delhi branch of the Indian Medical Association, and most recently he has been the principal force behind Medical Television, the first project of its kind in India, providing video films on medicine, health, and family planning for both national television and professional institutions.
The editorial board of JAMA, India includes Dr G. K. Vishvakarma, director, General Health Services, government of India; Dr A. K. N. Sinha, president, Medical Council of India; and Col M. L. Sapra, VSM, directorate general, Armed Forces Medical Services. Other facets of organized medicine are represented