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September 1966

Computers in Biomedical Research, Vol 1 & 2.

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Edited by Ralph W. Stacy, PhD, and Bruce D. Waxman. Price, Vol 1, $20.00; Vol 2, $14.00. Pp Vol 1, 562, Vol 2, 363, with no illustrations. Academic Press Inc., 111 5th Ave, New York, NY 10003, 1965.

Arch Intern Med. 1966;118(3):282-283. doi:10.1001/archinte.1966.00290150096019

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The professional life of every practicing physician has already been influenced and modified by the impact of the electronic digital computer. In many instances the physician is unaware of how this has come about, and until the publication of these two excellent volumes, there has been no convenient source of information about the state of the art. There are many ways in which the present volumes are remarkable; the range of subject matter encompasses mathematics, engineering, clinical medicine, and the basic sciences. The editors have made a real attempt to find not only experts in each of these subjects but also, wonder of wonders, to find literate experts. Each of the essays is complete in itself, and while many of them deal with intrinsically difficult mathematical and engineering concepts, they can all be read with profit and pleasure by any educated and perceptive person.

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