March 6, 1954

The Year Book of Drug Therapy (1953-1954 Year Book Series)

JAMA. 1954;154(10):877. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02940440075030

This year book covers the literature abstracted from journals received between August, 1952, and August, 1953. All articles abstracted deal with reported developments in therapeutics and are arranged under subdivisions according to the various specialties. One section is restricted to antibiotics and sulfonamides. The editor's introduction highlights the articles of major interest or significance; he also makes specific comments, which appear in brackets after some of the abstracts. His well-known pungent style adds zest to the critical analyses embodied in these comments. Not all authorities will agree with all of them, but for the most part they represent a sound approach to therapeutic problems. The editor cannot be criticized for the failure of authors to use recognized generic terminology for drugs in the titles and text of many of the articles that are abstracted. Undecylenic acid is misspelled as "undecylinic acid," apparently by the authors, in one article abstracted on

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