In this commentary, the author describes how editorial changes at the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS) have mirrored the renaissance in geriatrics that began around 1975. Solomon credits Paul Beeson, hired as the journal's new editor in 1978, for these changes. Under Beeson's direction, according to Solomon, JAGS went from a truly backwater journal of anecdotes and case reports to the beginnings of a modern clinical science journal.
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