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May 19, 1962

World Medical Periodicals

JAMA. 1962;180(7):636. doi:10.1001/jama.1962.03050200120028

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The third edition of this useful bibliographic tool lists in alphabetic sequence, the titles of 5,800 world periodicals in the areas of medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and hospital administration. Over 1,000 titles have been added since the last edition was published in 1957.

Address of publisher, title changes, language(s), as well as frequency of issue are indicated. The title abbreviations in World Medical Periodicals, with minor changes, formed the basis for abbreviations used in the Index Medicus. As in the second edition, there are 2 indexes: by name of country and by subject with geographic subdivision.

This handy volume is an indispensable guide for editors, librarians, and publishers. Between editions of World Medical Periodicals, the Vital Notes on Medical Periodicals, published 3 times each year by the Medical Library Association, may be used to keep abreast of new medical serial titles.

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