In 1982 the Jefferson Journal of Psychiatry began as a small departmental publication designed to encourage our residents to write and to acquaint our faculty with the thoughts and perspectives of our trainees. The concept of this resident written and edited journal soon attracted the attention of psychiatric educators locally and nationwide. After gradually expanding our circulation to the Philadelphia area we began working closely with Don Reed and then Ralph Kelzer of Mead Johnson to look into the prospect of becoming a national journal. With the strong and creative support of Mead Johnson we began our national circulation in 1985 and we affiliated with the Committee of Residents and Fellows of the American Psychiatric Association. Ralph Keizer along with Exxie Newcom from Mead Johnson and I worked together to maintain and expand the Jefferson Journal until Ralph's retirement in 1989.
Schwartz, MD, Harvey J.
"Faculty Advisor's Column,"
Jefferson Journal of Psychiatry:
2, Article 2.
Available at: http://jdc.jefferson.edu/jeffjpsychiatry/vol10/iss2/2