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January 1958

The Year Book of Pathology and Clinical Pathology (1956-1957 Year Book Series).

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1958;101(1):167-168. doi:10.1001/archinte.1958.00260130181038

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In order to vary the routine Wartman has continued his most interesting discussion of what one might call the etiology if not the pathogenesis of this "Year Book." Last year he took us behind the scenes explaining the process of editing. This year he discusses the problem of the journals which contain the papers of interest to pathologists. One-third of the articles abstracted were from foreign journals, though relatively few were not in English. The journals abstracted comprise a highly selected series with obvious and admitted bias. It is of some moment to internists that forty-two per cent of the articles abstracted come from journals devoted to the basic sciences and internal medicine, which Wartman ascribes to the great investigative vigor in these areas. The second point of particular interest to editors is the fact that relatively few of the papers abstracted had been published in journals of pathology. As

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