The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) is celebrating its 200th anniversary. The journal, originally delivered by horseback and known as the New England Journal of Medicine and Surgery and the Collateral Branches of Science, is the longest continuously published medical periodical in the world.1
To involve NEJM readers in the celebration, an anniversary Web site was created to highlight medical advances and classic images, and also to give readers a chance to share their medical inspirations and feedback for NEJM.
Other features of the anniversary Web site include:
- A History of Medical Discoveries interactive timeline, marking milestones such as the discoveries of penicillin and the Salk polio vaccine.
- A documentary, Getting Better: 200 Years of Medicine, detailing the medical progress made in the last 200 years.
- Review and Perspective articles from notable authors detailing advancements made in their fields since 1812. Articles available so far include: “200 Years of Cancer Research,” “200 Years of Surgery,” and “The Evolving Primary Care Physician.”
- The ability to Vote on the Most Important NEJM Article from 1990 to 1999.
The Web site is continuously updated with new articles and reader comments. If you would like to receive notice of these updates, enter your e-mail address at the bottom of the NEJM 200th Anniversary Web site.
- A.M. Brandt. 2012. A reader’s guide to 200 years of the New England Journal of Medicine. New England Journal of Medicine 366 (1): 1-7. doi:10.1056/NEJMp1112812.
~ Melissa Ratajeski