One of the first instances of peer-review happened in 1731 when the editor of Medical Essays and Observations, published by the Royal Society of Edinburgh, forwarded submitted articles to those they considered "most versed in these matters".
Source: Hardie J, Is This Article Worth Reading? A Critical Analysis of Peer Review, Oral Health , Vol 100, No 9, Sept 2010, pg 70-77.
Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMD
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