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May 2, 1953

Any Questions? A Selection of Questions and Answers Published in the British Medical Journal. Second series.

JAMA. 1953;152(1):103. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.03690010109049

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The first book of this series was published in 1951. The questions and answers resemble those included in "Queries and Minor Notes" in The Journal. One physician wants to know how to treat whitlow, a term found only in the older American texts. Another is puzzled by "delayed menarche." One answer asserts that snuff-taking is a satisfactory substitute for smoking. Dr. Samuel Johnson on one occasion remarked that "smoking has gone out" to be replaced by "snuffing." It seems to have been out for a time, or until the heroes of Crimea came home smoking Turkish cheroots. This is an interesting little book for casual reading, but it is of value to Americans chiefly for comparison with our own queries.

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