A not entirely objective perspective on the career of the journal’s storied editor. Here’s the last paragraph:
In the increasingly complex world of health care, Bud Relman was a prophetic figure, larger than life. He acted as our conscience. In his writing and speaking, he always reminded us that the medical profession is far more than a business and that as physicians, we have the responsibility to do what is right for patients and for the community as a whole. As distinguished as he was as a researcher, clinician, editor, teacher, and administrator, Bud Relman will be most remembered for the way he fought for a fundamental reshaping of our nation’s health care system. His passionate commitment to that cause will forever secure his position in the pantheon of leaders in medicine.