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Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Is Unique

Phil Gunby
JAMA. 1990;263(19):2583-2584. doi:10.1001/jama.1990.03440190039016.
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THE CDC, it is said, is one of the few federal government centers that rarely issues a press release. In fact, the CDC has something better—its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, a 21.5 × 15.0-cm bulletin of a dozen or more pages that each Friday informs an expectant audience of physicians, other medical scientists, news reporters, politicians, and the public of the latest developments in acute and chronic diseases, prevention efforts, and other new or unusual aspects of public health.

It was "the M-M-W-R," as the publication generally is known, that first informed the world of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome in 1981. And when CDC scientists found the organism responsible for legionnaires' disease in 1977, it was announced in an MMWR whose publication was moved up.

Today, the MMWR is edited by Richard A. (Rick) Goodman, MD, MPH, who in 1988 succeeded Michael B. Gregg, MD, editor since 1967. Karen L.

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