Due to today’s weather conditions, the Waltham offices of the MMS will open today at 10:00 a.m. The New England Journal of Medicine offices in Boston will open at 11:00 a.m.
The October edition of Physician Focus marks the 100th production of cthe program and steps back from the show’s usual fare of medical conditions to examine some of medicine’s greatest accomplishments and what they mean for patients today. The milestone show also takes occasion to pay tribute to the New England Journal of Medicine, as it celebrates its 200th year of publication this year.
Medicine’s Greatest Achievements features two distinguished NEJM editors: Jeffrey Drazen, M.D., Editor-in-Chief (photo, right), and Julie Ingelfinger, M.D., Deputy Editor (center). Hosting the program is primary care physician Bruce Karlin, M.D. (left)
The physicians discuss such landmark developments as the stethoscope, anesthesia, aseptic surgery, antibiotics, and vaccines and how these have improved the lives of millions of people around the world. Also in the conversation: the early days of the New England Journal of Medicine and its importance today in communicating medical knowledge to health care professionals throughout the world.
Physician Focus is available for viewing on public access television stations throughout Massachusetts. To view online, visit www.physicianfocus.org. The program is also available on iTunes at www.massmed.org/itunes.
New England Journal of Medicine Editor Jeffrey M. Drazen, MD, provided an overview of the Journal’s activities for the past year, and highlighted several of the activities commemoriating the Journal’s 200th anniversary.
Dr. Drazen’s remarks came at the opening session of the Massachusetts Medical Society’s annual meeting.