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October 3, 1999
Darryl Geddes 315 464-4828

Former JAMA Editor to Deliver Weiskotten Lecture on Medical Editing Oct. 15

George D. Lundberg, M.D., former editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), will speak on “The Ethics of Medical Editing” Friday, Oct. 15 at 4 p.m. in Medical Alumni Auditorium of Weiskotten Hall, 744 Irving Avenue. The lecture, sponsored by the State University of New York Health Science Center, is free and open to the public.

Lundberg, who earned an honorary degree from the Health Science Center in 1988, served as editor of JAMA for 17 years and is widely credited for increasing the journal’s stature and prominence. He was dismissed from his editor position in January after he advanced the publication date of an article on sexual attitudes. The article appeared during President Clinton’s impeachment trial. AMA officials said the article inappropriately put the association in a position to “influence a major political debate.”

In February, Lundberg was hired as editor in chief of Medscape, , a medical website for physicians and other healthcare professionals and consumers. In addition to his Medscape responsibilities, Lundberg continues to teach medical writing at Harvard University.

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