Arnold S. Relman

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Arnold S. Relman (Template:IPA-en) is a prominent figure in the field of medicine and medical ethics. He was born on June 17, 1923, and passed away on June 17, 2014.


The name Arnold is of German origin and means "ruler, strong as an eagle", while Relman is a surname of unknown origin.


Relman was a professor of medicine and social medicine at Harvard Medical School and served as the Editor-in-Chief of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) from 1977 to 1991. During his tenure at NEJM, he was known for his advocacy for a single-payer healthcare system and his criticism of the for-profit healthcare sector.

Contributions to Medicine

Relman's contributions to the field of medicine are numerous. He is perhaps best known for his work on renal physiology, the study of kidney function. His research in this area has led to significant advancements in our understanding of how the kidneys work and how to treat kidney disease.

Medical Ethics

In addition to his work in medicine, Relman was a strong advocate for medical ethics. He believed that the medical profession has a responsibility to put the needs of patients first and to advocate for a healthcare system that is fair and equitable.

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