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Although some confusion might be caused by the title, since 77 of the 268 health discussions abstracted are from 1953 literature, at least one going back as far as July of that year, those familiar with previous editions know that the volume goes to press in the latter part of the year and therefore cannot cover it completely. Some works of a similar nature have started the practice of hyphenating the title to give a more exact idea of the coverage. As usual, the editor has done a good job in his selection of the contributions abstracted, and this is important because these were drawn from an original nucleus of about 1,600 articles. Even though it obviously cannot be considered complete in any sense, this type of service is useful as an informative guide on a wide variety of topics. Among the general subjects covered are safety, school health, nutrition
Health Yearbook 1954. JAMA. 1955;157(8):691. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02950250065040