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JAMA gets a facelift

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For almost 20 years, a neatly boxed image of fine art has graced the covers of the Journal of the American Medical Association, highlighting an emphasis they put on their commitment to art a half century ago. Today, the new editor-in-chief, Dr. Howard Bauchner, is upping the ante and putting their brand front and center by showcasing the original artwork of in-house illustrators Cassio Lynm and Alison E. Burke boldly on the cover. No surprise that I am a big fan of the change.

Covers of JAMA

This week, JAMA's editor in chief bucks the twenty-year trend of putting fine art on the cover

Coronary Artery Occlusion

Alison E. Burke, MA, CMI, and Cassio Lynm, MA, CMI. Coronary Artery Occlusion, 2011. A total occlusion in a diagonal branch of the left anterior descending artery—the beginnings of a localized myocardial infarction. This week’s cover highlights a pivotal moment in a cardiovascular event involving a branch of the left coronary artery.

Kalliopi Monoyios About the Author: Kalliopi Monoyios is an independent science illustrator. She has illustrated several popular science books including Neil Shubin's Your Inner Fish and The Universe Within, and Jerry Coyne's Why Evolution is True. Find her at Follow on Twitter @symbiartic.

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