Heart 89:1379-1381 doi:10.1136/heart.89.12.1379
  • Editorial

Maurice Campbell: first editor of Heart

  1. M E Silverman*
  1. Correspondence to:
    Professor Mark E Silverman
    1968 Peachtree Road, NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309, USA;


    Maurice Campbell was the first editor of the British Heart Journal, now Heart, and was called the journal’s progenitor and formative influence, an untiring editor who virtually produced each issue single handedly. Campbell was also valued for his scholarly opinions, organisational and editorial skills, and for his careful statistical work which was advanced for its time and of great importance in the early understanding and treatment of congenital heart disease and arrhythmias. In addition, his collaboration with Russell Brock was instrumental in developing surgery for rheumatic and congenital heart disease at Guy’s Hospital.


    • * From the Department of Medicine, Emory University of Medicine, and the Fuqua Heart Centre of Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia, USA