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Books, Journals, New Media
April 27, 2005

The Pharos

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Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; Journal Review Editor: Brenda L. Seago, MLS, MA, Medical College of Virginia Campus, Virginia Commonwealth University.

JAMA. 2005;293(16):2035-2039. doi:10.1001/jama.293.16.2037-b

The Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2002; hence, publication of this collection from its journal The Pharos, which was begun in 1938. The book contains 55 essays, seven reviews, and 14 poems; all but three of the authors are physicians.

Most reviewers of anthologies declare at this point that the character of the selections and quality of the writing vary appreciably. This by now may be an unnecessary cliché, but it is usually true, and it is here.

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