Lancet, The

Lancet, The
British medical journal established in 1823, published weekly from New York and London.

Its founder and first editor, Thomas Wakley, considered at the time a radical reformer, stated that the intent of the new journal was to report on hospital lectures and describe important cases of the day. It has since played a significant role in medical and hospital reform movements in Britain and has become a highly prestigious medical journal around the world.

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▪ British medical journal
      British medical journal established in 1823. The journal's founder and first editor was Thomas Wakley, considered at the time to be a radical reformer. Wakley stated the intent of the new journal was to report on the metropolitan hospital lectures and to describe the important cases of the day. The Lancet has since played an important role in medical and hospital reform movements in England and has become a highly prestigious medical journal around the world.

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