Arnold Seymour " Bud" Relman (June 17, 1923 – June 17, 2014) was an American professor of medicine and social medicine from New York City, New York (born in Queens). He was professor emeritus at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. He was also editor of [1 ] from 1977 to 1991 and wrote extensively on medical publishing and The New England Journal of Medicine reform of the U.S. health care system. While editor of The New England Journal of Medicine he instituted two important policies one asking the popular press not to report on articles before publication and another requiring authors to disclose conflicts of interest. Relman was editor of the [2 ] from 1962 to 1967. Journal of Clinical Investigation He is the only person to have been president of the American Federation for Clinical Research, the [3 ] American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians. [2 ]
In November 1988 Relman was awarded
Honorary Fellowship by the New York University School of Medicine. He died in [4 ] Cambridge, Massachusetts of melanoma in 2014 at the age of 91. [2 ]
Skepticism of for-profit health care [ edit ]
In 1999, Relman participated in a Harvard Medical School debate on the subject of unionization of physicians and for-profit health care. His stance was described:
"Although he believes that managed care is here to stay, the current 'marketplace' state of health care is not viable. In order for the system to work, it is going to have to be 'not-for-profit, community-based, and run by doctors and local health care institutions with the support of community groups.' Keeping the big picture in mind, Relman said, 'Unions are unnecessary in a not-for-profit sector.'"
Selected publications [ edit ]
Ingelfinger, Franz Josef; —; Finland, Maxwell, eds. (1966). Controversy in Internal Medicine 1. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders. OCLC 500690355.
Ingelfinger, Franz Josef; —; Finland, Maxwell, eds. (1974). Controversy in Internal Medicine 2. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders. ISBN 9780721650265.
The Future of Medical Practice. Merrimon Lecture Series. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina; School of Medicine. 1982. OCLC 10027873.
"Publishing biomedical research: Roles and responsibilities". Hastings Center Report 20 (3): 23–7. May–June 1990. doi: 10.2307/3563157. PMID 2376495.
10 Shattuck Street: Selected Editorials. Waltham, MA: Massachusetts Medical Society. 1991. ISBN 9780910133340.
The Choices for Healthcare Reform. Camp Hill, PA: Pennsylvania Blue Shield Institute. 1992. OCLC 27164594.
When More is Less: The Paradox of American Health Care and How to Resolve It. New York: W.W. Norton. 1997. ISBN 9780393035797.
"A trip to Stonesville: Some notes on Andrew Weil". The New Republic 219 (24). December 14, 1998. p. 28.
Angell, Marcia; — (Spring 2002). "Patents, profits & American medicine: Conflicts of interest in the testing & marketing of new drugs". Daedalus 131 (2): 102–11. JSTOR 20027764.
—; Angell, Marcia (December 16, 2002). "America's other drug problem: How the drug industry distorts medicine and politics". The New Republic 227 (25). pp. 27–41. PMID 12561803.
"Restructuring the U.S. health care system". Issues in Science and Technology 19 (4). September 2003.
A Second Opinion: Rescuing America's Health Care. Century Foundation Books. New York: PublicAffairs. 2007. ISBN 9781586484811.
Relman, Arnold (February 6, 2014). "On Breaking One's Neck". . The New York Review of Books
"Physicians and politics". Invited Commentary. (Epub ahead of print). June 2, 2014. JAMA Internal Medicine doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.509. PMID 24887238.
References [ edit ]
^ Harvard Catalyst: The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center. "Harvard Catalyst Profiles: Arnold Seymour Relman, M.D.". catalyst.harvard.edu. The President and Fellows of Harvard College . Retrieved 2014-06-23.
^ a b c Martin, Douglas (June 21, 2014). "Dr. Relman, medical editor and health system critic, dies at 91". The New York Times . Retrieved 2014-06-23.
^ Insel, Paul A.; Kornfeld, Stuart; Majerus, Philip W.; Marks, Andrew R. et al. (2004). "Blasts from the past". Journal of Clinical Investigation 114 (8): 1017–33. doi: 10.1172/JCI200423321. PMC 522273. PMID 15489944.
^ Farber, Saul J. (November 1988). "Conferring of Honorary Fellowship upon Arnold S. Relman, M.D.". Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine 64 (8): 887–90. PMC 1629363. PMID 3072042.
^ Chu, Catherine (December 3, 1999). "Panelists debate if doctors should unionize". Focus ( Harvard Medical School).
Further reading [ edit ]
Peck, Peggy (June 19, 2014). "Arnold Relman, MD: Physician, educator and editor". Public Health Policy. . Little Falls, NJ. MedPage Today
Lowes, Robert (June 19, 2014). "Arnold Relman, medicine's long-time conscience, dies at 91". Medscape Medical News ( Medscape).
Sabin, James (June 18, 2014). "Arnold Relman: 1923-2014". Over 65 (blog).
Marquard, Bryan (June 17, 2014). "Dr. Arnold Relman, 91; ex . N.E. Journal of Medicine editor" (Obituary). The Boston Globe
Conaboy, Chelsea (January 28, 2014). "Dr. Arnold Relman on becoming the patient". . The Boston Globe
Zuger, Abigail (March 19, 2012). "A drumbeat on profit takers". . Profiles in Science: Arnold Relman and Marcia Angell. The New York Times
"Arnold Relman — the last angry doctor". At Large: with Dennis L. Breo. JAMA 265 (21): 2864–9. June 5, 1991. doi: 10.1001/jama.1991.03460210110042. PMID 2033748.