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Arch Surg. 2004;139(1):6. doi:10.1001/archsurg.139.1.6.
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To promote the art and science of surgery by publishing relevant peer-reviewed clinical and basic science information to assist the surgeon in optimizing patient care. The Archives of Surgery will also serve as a forum for the discussion of issues that involve ethics, teaching, surgical history, and socioeconomic concerns.

Approved by the Editorial Board, Archives of Surgery, July 19, 1996.

Editor: Claude H. Organ, Jr, MD University of California–San Francisco, East Bay 1411 E 31st St Oakland, CA 94602 archsurg@jama-archives.org

Associate Editor, CME Section Editor: Gerald W. Peskin, MD, Oakland, Calif

Section Editor, Operative Techniques: Jack Pickleman, MD, Chicago, Ill

Web Editor: Grace S. Rozycki, MD, Atlanta, Ga

Editorial Assistant: Margaret M. Kosiba, Emeryville, Calif Phone: (510) 437-4940 Fax: (510) 534-5639 E-mail: archsurg@jama-archives.org

Timothy R. Billiar, MD, Pittsburgh, Pa Richard J. Bold, MD, Sacramento, Calif Jo Buyske, MD, Philadelphia, Pa Laurence Y. Cheung, MD, Kansas City, Kan Karen E. Deveney, MD, Portland, Ore Susan Galandiuk, MD, Louisville, Ky Clive S. Grant, MD, Rochester, Minn Alden H. Harken, MD, Denver, Colo J. Michael Henderson, MD, Cleveland, Ohio Eddie L. Hoover, MD, Buffalo, NY Joseph A. Ignatius, MD, Santa Barbara, Calif Danny O. Jacobs, MD, MPH, Omaha, Neb Stephen F. Lowry, MD, New Brunswick, NJ Ronald V. Maier, MD, Seattle, Wash David S. Mulder, MD, Montreal, Quebec Thomas A. Mustoe, MD, Chicago, Ill J. Patrick O'Leary, MD, New Orleans, La Mark L. Silen, MD, MBA, Portland, Ore Bruce E. Stabile, MD, Torrance, Calif Robert W. Thompson, MD, St Louis, Mo Steven D. Wexner, MD, Fort Lauderdale, Fla Michael E. Zenilman, MD, Brooklyn, NY

Licinio Angelini, MD, Rome, Italy Leigh W. Delbridge, MD, Sydney, NSW, Australia S. T. Fan, MB, BS, MS, Hong Kong, China Ch. Herfarth, MD, Heidelberg, Germany Kazutomo Inoue, MD, Kyoto, Japan Jin-Pok Kim, MD, Seoul, Korea Raj Mohan Nambiar, MBBS, Singapore Hector Orozco, MD, Mexico City, Mexico Bernard F. Ribeiro, MB, BS, FRCS, London, England Manuel Trias, MD, PhD, Barcelona, Spain

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