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