Godlee F. 2007. Milestones on the long road to knowledge. BMJ
Seeking a way to mark the launch of the new BMJ, the editors hit on the idea of looking back at the most important medical milestones since the forerunner of the BMJ was first published in 1840. They asked readers to nominate milestones and then a panel of editors and advisers narrowed the field down from more than 70 to 15. They invited champions to write on each one; their contributions make up the commemorative supplement published on 20 January.