Medical Journal Editorship Collection of Alan Blum, MD

The First Medical Journal Theme Issues on the World Tobacco Pandemic

This collection is comprised of items relating to Dr. Alan Blum’s editorship of the Medical Journal of Australia (1982-1983) and the New York State Journal of Medicine (1983-1985), during which he produced the first three theme issues at any medical journal about the world cigarette pandemic. The collection includes complete scanned copies of the three tobacco theme issues, correspondence with authors of articles in these issues, laudatory letters from national and international public health leaders, news coverage of the issues, and reviews of The Cigarette Underworld,  a book based on the first tobacco theme issue at the New York State Journal of Medicine.