New England Journal of Medicine: Medical reporting history
The New England Journal of Medicine has a history of groundbreaking medical reporting, including its coverage of the first demonstration of ether anesthesia, the first successful treatments of childhood leukemia and the role of aspirin in heart health.
Its archives, available through VCU Libraries, include more than 150,000 articles and 85,000 images from 1812 to 1989. The current subscription covers 1990 to present. The full-text of every issue can be searched, browsed and downloaded.
The New England Journal of Medicine has been in publication for two centuries and reaches 177 countries. According to its website, it is the most-cited medical journal in the world and the only one to win an award for journalistic writing.
By Caitlin Puffenberger, communications intern
Image: New England Journal of Medicine