A New Journal for Bioline Researchers: Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science
Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science is the newest member of the Bioline family! The Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science (BJMS) is a professional medical journal published quarterly every year (January, March, June and October). The journal provides a forum for discourse among medical professionals and other academic disciplines in Bangladesh. BJMS is a non-profit journal sponsored by Ibn Sina Trust, Bangladesh. It features editorials, research articles, review articles, special articles, case reports and short communications highlighting information of scientific importance. Bioline is currently adding older issues of the journal online and has vol. 1 no. 1 from 1994 online. This issue provides important historical documentation on issues of health in Bangladesh.
Within the vol. 1 no. 1 Editorial, Muazzam highlights the importance of diagnostic autopsy and the hope for clinicians to encourage this practice in order for medical science to develop in Bangladesh. He also brings attention to Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, a less invasive surgical procedure widely practiced in Japan and the USA that had begun to be implemented in Bangladesh at the time of publication.
The Special Article within vol. 1 no. 1 by Nayeem et al discusses Laparoscopic cholecystectomy as a revolutionary event in the field of surgery for management of gallbladder disease. Nayeem highlights how this surgery was likely to become the treatment of choice in the future to reduce patient death, hospital costs and pressure faced by surgical departments in Bangladesh.
These articles and others in this issue can be viewed here.