ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 13, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Arnold Relman, editor of the "New England Journal of Medicine", profiled; scenes shown. [RELMAN - talks about publishing only "the best."] Impact of Relman's strict rules for publication examined. ["New York Times" medical correspondent Dr. Lawrence ALTMAN - says data has been kept out of the scientific community.] [RELMAN - defends his standards.] Relman's background and medical career reviewed; photos shown. [ABC News medical editor Dr. Timothy JOHNSON - talks about Relman.] [RELMAN - criticizes the medical system; explains why he is resigning as editor.]
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