[Nore:Listen to the lecture by Drs. Relman and Angell at the Majestic Theater in Corvallis, April 28, 2012.]
by DOUGLAS MARTIN
The New York Times 6-22-14
Dr. Arnold S. Relman, who abandoned the study of philosophy to rise to the top of the medical profession as a researcher, administrator and longtime editor of The New England Journal of Medicine, which became a platform for his early and influential attacks on the profit-driven health care system, died at his home in Cambridge, Mass., on Tuesday, his 91st birthday.
His wife, Dr. Marcia Angell, said the cause was melanoma.
Dr. Relman and Dr. Angell filled top editorial posts at the journal for almost a quarter-century, becoming “American medicine’s royal couple,” as the physician and journalist Abigail Zuger wrote in The New York Times in 2012.