January 16, 1999 |
The American Medical Assn. fired the editor of its flagship journal Thursday for publishing research in the midst of the impeachment trial showing that 60% of college students surveyed in 1991 did not think that engaging in oral sex was "having sex." The editor, Dr. George D. Lundberg, "inappropriately and inexcusably" interjected the Journal of the American Medical Assn. into a "major political debate that has nothing to do with science or medicine," said AMA Executive Vice President Dr. E.
March 9, 1988 |
Lunching at a desert resort, Dr. George Lundberg doesn't look like someone who would provoke a national debate over whether a doctor's killing of a dying cancer patient is an isolated episode or something that, as he said quietly, could occur "in almost any hospital, in almost any community, in the United States."
May 20, 1992 |
Two pathologists who conducted the autopsy of President John F. Kennedy broke almost three decades of silence Tuesday to make public their conclusion that he was struck by two bullets from a single high-velocity rifle fired by a lone assassin. In what amounts to a powerful endorsement of the conclusions of the Warren Commission, Drs. James J. Humes and J. Thornton Boswell, who performed the autopsy at the U.S. Naval Center in Bethesda, Md.
March 26, 2001 |
In nearly 20 years as editor of the Journal of the American Medical Assn., Dr. George D. Lundberg transformed what was once a house organ into one of the world's most influential medical journals. During his lengthy tenure, Lundberg wasn't afraid to tackle such highly charged issues as abortion, assisted suicide and alternative medicine. He was fired by the AMA in 1999 after he published the results of a controversial sex survey during former President Clinton's impeachment hearings.
March 28, 1986 |
Jesus Christ's death on the cross was a study in the agony of a man whose arms and legs--their major nerves possibly cut by spikes--shot searing jolts of pain through a body already ravaged by blood loss from a severe whipping. Having suffered for at least three hours, Jesus finally died of an unusually severe variety of blood loss-induced shock and a type of suffocation that normally resulted from crucifixion.
October 4, 1989
Spurred by concerns about cases of scientific misconduct, a prestigious medical journal will require study authors to sign a pledge that they will let editors examine their raw data if requested, the journal editor said. The journal also will tighten its requirement on disclosing financial interests involved in the research, said George Lundberg of the Journal of the American Medical Assn. The steps are among requirements being imposed to protect the credibility of the journal, Lundberg said.