The noblest of professions since the creation of society has been the medical field. Previously known as healers and now called as doctors, medical experts have experienced many changes and developments over the past years. Researchers and doctors have found many breakthroughs in various aspects of the medical service. Over the years doctors have become a lot more sophisticated and the medical sector has become a lot more complex. Many new procedures have been invented through which a lot of people have benefitted. There have always been exceptional cases when the doctors and medical personnel have had to go to great lengths through experimental procedures and their own skill. These procedures were always confirmed with the patientís family obviously and then only these procedures are performed. To keep a record of these unbelievable successful procedures and use them as a reference at times, medical journals were printed. The doctors and personnel write their experiences in the form of medical articles. Now the journals have come a long way since the first one which was launched in the17th Century. The journal of medicine is the only way for experts and ordinary people to receive news regarding the medical sector. This is the best way to impart the latest medical news experiences. Since the dawn of technology the traditional paperback publishing articles are less in demand and electronic journals have now come forward.
Unlike the published journals that are solely profit oriented for the publisher the electronic journal is mainly based on getting the knowledge out there. Some medical journals have allowed people to hold debates and forums that have provided a deeper insight into the situations and have helped many personnel from the medical profession. Medical journals are said to be the most informative mediums on the developments in various fields, latest news, experiences and much more. Medical journal of medicine has also been popular on informing its readers on warning them on faulty medical procedures.
The motto of medicine is to save lives not take them. Journals have realized it a long time ago that publishing only medical studies is not enough. The journals must also publish reviews that update the knowledge of its readers on new developments educational material, news, reviews of books, articles which are written in a more journalistic manner rather than an article form. To gain more readership and attention the medical journals have now changed their look from formal medical journals to looking more like popular magazines with shorter articles, brief summaries, and graphics. The journals must set agendas, encourage debates, draw doctors' attention to new things that may be important. As it is an electronic age that we live in these journals that were essentially only for doctors can now be read by patients as well. Through the internet even the patient can gain access to any information. The medical journals have not only helped the doctors in updating their knowledge but also created responsible patients as well. Referring to resourceful articles based on research and development, surgeries, and newer inventions will keep them informed.