Posts Tagged ‘most important NEJM article’

Vote for the Most Important Article, 1980-1989

Posted by • June 1st, 2012

For the most important advance during the early years of NEJM, you voted for the beginning of ether anesthesia. From 1880-1929, it was the first description of platelets, and from 1930-1959, the beginning of bone marrow transplantation. The 1960s brought us studies on an attenuated measles vaccine, and the first oral ACE inhibitor was introduced… Read More…

Vote for the Most Important NEJM Article (1970-1979)

Posted by • May 24th, 2012

What was the most important medical advance reported in NEJM between 1970 and 1979?  There are seven days left in this round.  Vote now! In a 1970 article, Drs. Swan, Ganz and colleagues described a new device for measuring pressures in the right side of the heart and pulmonary capillary wedge. Until then, rigid catheters were used… Read More…