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A Closer Look (Medical Reporting) #187459

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 28, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: Ned Potter) The controversy over the "New England Journal of Medicine" that came to a head with the firing of journal editor Jerome Kassirer examined; details given of the profit versus medical credibility issue. [Harvard School of Public Health Dr. Walter WILLETT - says the Massachusetts Medical Society's leadership wants more money.] [Boston University professor Ellen Ruppel SHELL - says the journal is first and foremost a profit maker.] The issue of providing medical information in these changing times noted. [Massachusetts Medical Society Dr. Jack EVJY - offers a defense.] [ Dr. George LUNDBERG - says medical publishing is a high-stakes business.]

Jennings, Peter;
Potter, Ned

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