Franz J. Ingelfinger

Franz Ingelfinger
Franz Joseph Ingelfinger (August 20, 1910 – March 27, 1980) was a German-American physician, researcher and journal editor.wikipedia
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The New England Journal of Medicine

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He also served as Editor of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) from 1967 to 1976.
The rule was first described in a 1969 editorial by Franz Ingelfinger, the editor-in-chief at that time.

Science by press conference

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It also helped prevent what later NEJM editors called science by press conference, the practice of going directly to the media with scientific results rather than waiting for the peer review process designed to check the work for errors and flaws.
The journal in which it appeared had implemented a long-standing policy under editor Franz J. Ingelfinger which prohibited seeking publicity for research prior to its submission or publication, informally called the Ingelfinger Rule.

Ingelfinger rule

The Ingelfinger rule is named after him.
The rule is named for Franz J. Ingelfinger, the NEJM editor-in-chief who enunciated it in 1969.

German Americans

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Franz Joseph Ingelfinger (August 20, 1910 – March 27, 1980) was a German-American physician, researcher and journal editor.

Physician

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Franz Joseph Ingelfinger (August 20, 1910 – March 27, 1980) was a German-American physician, researcher and journal editor.

Gastroenterology

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He served as Chief of Gastroenterology at Evans Memorial Department of Clinical Research, part of Boston University School of Medicine.

Boston University School of Medicine

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He served as Chief of Gastroenterology at Evans Memorial Department of Clinical Research, part of Boston University School of Medicine.

Science journalism

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His work was influential in the field of science journalism.

Dresden

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Ingelfinger was born in Dresden, Germany.

Germany

Phillips Academy

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Ingelfinger earned diplomas from Phillips Andover Academy, followed by Yale University in 1932 and Harvard Medical School in 1936.

Yale University

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Ingelfinger earned diplomas from Phillips Andover Academy, followed by Yale University in 1932 and Harvard Medical School in 1936.

Harvard Medical School

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Ingelfinger earned diplomas from Phillips Andover Academy, followed by Yale University in 1932 and Harvard Medical School in 1936.

News embargo

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This stipulation for authors and the related press embargo were designed to ensure that the articles published were original and "newsworthy."

Peer review

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It also helped prevent what later NEJM editors called science by press conference, the practice of going directly to the media with scientific results rather than waiting for the peer review process designed to check the work for errors and flaws.

American Gastroenterological Association

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He served as president of the American Gastroenterological Association.

Association of American Physicians

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In 1979 he was presented the George Kober Medal of the Association of American Physicians, given to leaders in academic medicine, research and teaching.

Esophageal cancer

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He died from complications of esophageal cancer in Boston, Massachusetts.

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He died from complications of esophageal cancer in Boston, Massachusetts.

Duplicate publication

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A formalization of the policy of disallowing duplicate publications was given by Franz J. Ingelfinger, the editor of The New England Journal of Medicine, in 1969.

John Fordtran

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He was a research fellow under Franz Ingelfinger from 1960 to 1962.