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Our Tribute to
Stanley M. Aronson, MD

About the Rhode Island Medical Journal
The Rhode Island Medical Society (RIMS) launched the Rhode Island Medical Journal (RIMJ) as a monthly publication in January 1917 and, except for a brief period during World War I, it has been published continuously since its inception.

In 2013, the Journal, which had assumed other titles in its century-rich history, reverted to its original name and became an online-only, open-access, e-publication.

The Journal’s mission, however, has remained the same as stated by its first editor, Dr. Roland Hammond, 100 years ago: “We wish all the medical interests of the state to collaborate in the production of a journal which shall truly represent the state in reality as it does in name.”

Continuing this proud tradition into the new Millennium, the independent, peer-reviewed, Rhode Island-centric Journal continues to publish original clinical contributions, commentary, Images and Videos in Medicine, case reports and presentations, medical literature reviews and letters to the editor.

Through a comprehensive e-distribution network, RIMJ is sent to a diverse audience of healthcare professionals, organizations and academic institutions throughout the state.

RIMJ is indexed in PubMed Central (PMC), the archive of biomedical and life sciences literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM). It is also preserved in the Portico Repository.


Joseph H. Friedman, MD

Associate Editor
Kenneth S. Korr, MD

Managing Editor
Mary Korr

Graphic Designer
Marianne Migliori

For Authors
Author Guidelines
Copyright Transfer
Financial Disclosure
Letters to the Editor


Advertising Administrator
Sarah Stevens

Advertising Rate Sheet
and Insertion Order Form

PDF copies of individual articles are available by request from the journal's publisher, the Rhode Island Medical Society, for $40 per article. This material is copyright-protected, and certain restirictions apply. For complete information contact Sarah Stevens.

Joseph H. Friedman, MD
RIMJ Editor-in-Chief

Professor and the Chief of the Division of Movement Disorders, Department of Neurology at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Chief of Butler Hospital’s Movement Disorders Program and first recipient of the Stanley Aronson Chair in Neurodegenerative Disorders

Lectures: Teva, General Electric, UCB
Consulting: Teva, Addex Pharm, UCB, Lundbeck
Research: MJFox, NIH: EMD Serono, Teva, Acadia, Schering Plough
Royalties: Demos Press

RHODE ISLAND MEDICAL JOURNAL (USPS 464-820), a monthly publication, is owned and published by the Rhode Island Medical Society, 405 Promenade Street, Suite A, Providence RI 02908, 401-331-3207. All rights reserved. ISSN 2327-2228. Published articles represent opinions of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy of the Rhode Island Medical Society, unless clearly specified. Advertisements do not imply sponsorship or endorsement by the Rhode Island Medical Society.
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