The Lancet is an independent, international weekly general medical journal, founded in 1823
by Thomas Wakley. Since its first issue (05 October 1823), the journal has strived to make science widely available so that medicine can serve, and transform society, and positively impact the lives of people.
The Lancet is committed to applying scientific knowledge to improve health and advance human progress. Weekly issues and online first content, publish some of the best science from the best
scientists worldwide, providing an unparalleled global reach and impact on health.