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The New England Journal of Medicine has, for many years, been publishing reports of progress in various branches of medicine. The reports which appeared weekly during 1939 were somewhat different from previous ones. Each review was limited to approximately 4,000 words. The book consists of fifty-two chapters written by fifty-four authors covering the fields of general medicine, surgery and the various specialties. Following each chapter is a list of references almost wholly limited to the years 1937 and 1938. There is an excellent index.
Dermatologists will be particularly interested in the chapters on tuberculosis, the water-soluble and fat-soluble vitamins, physical therapy, cancer, allergic diseases, syphilis and dermatology.
The desire of the editor that this volume "constitute a unique type of year book" has apparently been fulfilled. It should be of definite value not only to the general practitioner but to the specialist who wishes to be informed of the recent
Reports on Medical Progress 1939 as Published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1940;42(3):542. doi:10.1001/archderm.1940.01490150146025