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‘The Lancet’ has been in existence for 189 years and is considered an institution in the publishing industry. Monocle meets the staff of the British medical weekly that is always authoritative and occasionally controversial.

Richard Horton, Health, Lancet, Medical journal, Medicine, Publishing, science

Richard Horton is a busy man. It is late Tuesday afternoon in London and the editor-in-chief of The Lancet has just signed off the last pages of the medical weekly’s next issue. He’s now making the final tweaks to his fortnightly schedule before heading to New York for the UN General Assembly. After the US, next on the agenda is a keynote speech at the 24th Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Hypertension (ish) in Sydney and then he will be heading to Tokyo for the annual meeting of the imf and the World Bank.

Horton is certainly no…

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