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September 12, 1903

Disease of the Pancreas. Its Cause and Nature.

JAMA. 1903;XLI(11):671-672. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490300027015

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Abstract

This book is a good example of what all will agree is the most desirable kind of medical literature in this country in which medical book publishers issue almost exclusively books that are fairly certain to have a respectable sale, such as textbooks of all kinds, large and small, compends, etc. Of course we can not expect medical publishers to become so philanthropic that they will publish many medical books at financial loss, simply because they are good books, but it is most desirable that the facilities for the publication of monographs and books dealing exhaustively with limited subjects be encouraged. Perhaps the best way to persuade the publishers of the desirability of this innovation is, first, to offer for publication really first-class material, and, secondly, when books like Opie's Diseases of Pancreas are published to help increase the sales. In this particular instance the qualities of the book, the

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