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August 3, 1940

The Medical Annual: A Year Book of Treatment and Practitioner's Index

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Edited by H. Letheby Tidy, M.A., M.D., F.R.C.P., and A. Rendle Short, M.D., B.S., B.Sc. Fifty-Eighth Year 1940. Cloth. Price, 20s. Pp. 604, with 127 illustrations. Bristol: John Wright & Sons Ltd., 1940.

JAMA. 1940;115(5):409. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810310067033

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Featured in the Medical Annual for 1940 is material on the sulfonamides, flying, the vitamins and the treatment of war injuries. This excellent review of the medical literature of the year is now in its fifty-eighth annual volume, indicating obviously that it serves a useful purpose. The British contributors are persons of note who have had extensive experience in the fields for which they are responsible. This volume does for Great Britain exactly the same service that is filled by the so-called Handbook series in the United States. At the end of the volume one finds a practitioner's index of new pharmaceutic and dietetic preparations. All the information here published is supplied by the manufacturers without the slightest indication as to whether or not any of the claims made have been verified. Also as a supplement one finds a complete list of the British books published during the year and

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