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The End of the Beginning: a Transition to the “Brave New World”
  1. Richard W McCallum
  1. Department of Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, El Paso, Texas, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Richard W McCallum, Department of Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, El Paso, TX 79905, USA; richard.mccallum{at}ttuhsc.edu

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The Journal of Investigative Medicine (JIM) was born in 1995. It is the official Journal for members of the American Federation for Medical Research (AFMR)—so renamed in 1966 from its original birth name, the American Federation for Clinical Research, bestowed by its founder, Henry Christian, Dean of Harvard Medical School, in 1941. We all fondly recall waiting for and welcoming the arrival of each issue, as we recognized its familiar cover. Then we would peruse its pages with a leisurely cup of coffee or tea, and become updated by osmosis and ‘absorb’ new directions and research results. On some occasions we would eagerly search for our own article which we knew was being published in that particular issue. Then we could proudly walk around the medical center and the hallways …

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  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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