Medicine:Medical World News

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Medical World News was an American magazine for the medical profession. It was published between 1960 and 1994.

History and profile

Medical World News was founded in April 1960[1] by Maxwell M Geffen, a New York publisher. The founding editor of Medical World News was Morris Fishbein.[2][3] The magazine was later sold to McGraw-Hill[4] and in March 1981 it was sold by McGraw-Hill to Hospital Equities,[5] an operator of health care facilities. Miller Freeman acquired the magazine from Hospital Equities.[6] In 1994 the magazine ceased publication.

In 1985 McGovern Center for Historical Collections (endowed by John P. McGovern) acquired an archive of photographs from Medical World News. This archive is accessible at The Texas Medical Center Library in Houston.[7]

In 2020, a digital video-based version of Medical World News was launch by MJH Life Sciences.[8] The company, under the name of Intellisphere, obtained and filed the copyright for the title in 2013.[9]


  1. "Guide to the Morris Fishbein Papers 1912-1976". The University of Chicago Library. Retrieved July 30, 2015. 
  2. "Where have you gone, Morris Fishbein? Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you". Disrupted Physician. April 22, 2015. Retrieved July 30, 2015. 
  3. William H. Taft (July 16, 2015). Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Journalists. Taylor & Francis. p. 208. ISBN 978-1-317-40324-1. Retrieved July 30, 2015. 
  4. New Scientist. Reed Business Information. November 21, 1974. p. 598. Retrieved October 16, 2016. 
  5. Philip H. Dougherty (March 3, 1981). "Medical World News Sold by McGraw-Hill". The New York Times. Retrieved October 15, 2016. 
  6. "J. Russell Denson Named President and Chief Executive Officer of Gruner + Jahr USA". Gruner and Jahr (Hamburg). May 26, 2004. Retrieved November 29, 2015. 
  7. "Medical World News Photograph Collection". McGovern Historical Center. Retrieved February 7, 2017. 
  9. "IP Owner Patents and Trademarks". Retrieved 29 June 2020. 

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