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The American Journal of the Medical Sciences is an American general medical journal.
History The journal was founded in 1820 as the Philadelphia Journal of the Medical and Physical Sciences by Nathaniel Chapman. A new series was started in 1825 under the editorship of Chapman along with William Potts Dewees and John D. Godman. In 1827 the editorship passed to Isaac Hays, who gave it its present name, and helped make it one of the most important American medical journals of the 19th century.In 1984, the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation became the journal's sponsor and Emory University has close ties to the journal with the vice chair of the Department of Medicine at Emory, Manuel Martinez-Maldonado, as the editor in chief of the journal, and a past president of SSCI.In 1994, 21 percent of submissions came from outside the United States.On the 175th anniversary, the February 1, 1995 issue featured a photograph of Volume 1 from 1820, a brief history and three classic articles were critiqued by contemporary scholars:
Modern journal The American Journal of the Medical Sciences is currently published monthly by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. The 2006 impact factor was 1.355, with a rank of 41st of 103 medical journals.LWW: American Journal of the Medical Sciences: Journal Information (accessed 24 October 2007) As of 2007, the Edixtor-in-Chief is David W. Ploth (Charleston, South Carolina, USA).
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