February 1, 1908


JAMA. 1908;L(5):369. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02530310045007

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The first issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine is before us. It opens with startling abruptness, for it not only has no title page (save in so far as the cover may be deemed such), but is without even the hitherto indispensable preface, foreword, introduction, appeal to the reader, or what not. The opening words of the first article, "The Harvey Society has been founded for the purpose of forming a connecting link between the scientific research work of the laboratories and medical practice," might be taken as rendering any such preface unnecessary. For Harvey Society read Archives of Internal Medicine, and we have the best exposition of the purpose of the Archives that could have been compassed. For the rest, the contents will best illustrate the scope of the work: "The Nervous Affections of the Heart," by Friedrich Müller, of Munich, Germany; "The Hemolytic Reactions of the Blood

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