The Sanitarian (the original title of the JEH) was first published by the National Association of Sanitarians (changed to NEHA in 1970) in June 1938.
This equates to the publication of around 550 issues of the JEH over the past 75 years!
The JEH currently has a group of seven technical editors that make final publication decisions on all submitted articles (see page 4 for a listing).
Along with editors or technical editors (as we now call them), the JEH has had thousands of individuals act as peer reviewers or associate editors throughout the years.
While certain aspects of the JEH have changed over the years, the strong content has been a constant.
My presidential predecessor, Welford Roberts, covered that topic extensively in last April's JEH
. Speaking of Welford, I'd like to express my gratitude to him for leading NEHA for the preceding year, during the particularly gloomy Great Recession from which we are just emerging.