A Letter From The Publisher: Apr. 4, 1983

Although no reader of this issue of TIME will notice anything unusual about the design of the Medicine section, it is, in fact, quite special. Its look is the product of a revolutionary electronic editorial tool that computerizes the makeup of a magazine page, replacing the X-acto knife and paste pot used by almost all magazine art and layout departments.

The new system, called the Vista, was developed by Scitex Corp. Ltd. of Herzlia, Israel, at the behest of TIME Operations Director Gérard Leliévre, and is the only such machine in the world....

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