Magazine article Medical Economics

Farewell to over 50 Years of Experience-And Thanks

Magazine article Medical Economics

Farewell to over 50 Years of Experience-And Thanks

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One of the greatest strengths of Medical Economics remains the tremendous depth of experience of our staff. Our articles' readability and authoritativeness reflect research, writing, and editing skills honed over decades of serving the nation's practicing physicians. Now three key colleagues with a total of more than a halfcentury of service are retiring.

Dean among them is Senior Editor Paull Giddings, who began his writing and editing career as a reporter in Ohio and New York City. A veteran of more than 30 years with Medical Economics, Paull started in 1960, left in 1962, and returned to stay in 1967. Rejoining the Financial Division, he served tours as chief of the Bureaus Division and News Unit and of the Financial Division. And for the past 18 years, he's been the Financial Division's copy editor, polishing and sharpening the financial advice we bring you in every issue, and serving on the editorial teams that put together 20 of our annual Financial Planning Guides.

Fellow staffers call him "the backbone of the magazine." I've been fortunate to have him edit most of my contributions to the magazine. If you've enjoyed reading any of the Editor's Memos or feature stories I've written over the past five years, credit Paull for making them smoother, sparer, and more succinct. He's one of the finest wordsmiths I've had the privilege of working with, and we'll miss him very much.

Also retiring is Senior Editor Joan Rose, who writes and edits our Professional Beat news section. …

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