Edited by Roland P. MacKay, MD; Sam Bernard Wortis, MD; and Oscar Sugar, MD. Price, $12. Pp 653, with 75 figures. Year Book Medical Publishers, Inc., 35 E Wacker Dr, Chicago 60601, 1968.
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The 1967-1968 Year Book of Neurology, Psychiatry and Neurosurgery follows the familiar format of the Year Book series. The editor of the neurology section, Roland P. MacKay of Northwestern University, died during the year and his editorial comments were not completed. However, this task was completed by Russell N. DeJong of the University of Michigan School of Medicine.
The abstracts are generally informative and well written. Illustrations are reproduced adequately although perhaps somewhat sparsely. As with all yearbooks, criticism can be directed at the selection of papers although this is a matter of individual choice by the editors. The final product inevitably is a rather limited view of the current literature, and there can be a loss of perspective of the overall direction in a certain field. A major benefit of the year book format could be the personal touch which the section editor, through extensive use of editorial comments,
Greenhouse A. 1967-1968 Year Book of Neurology, Psychiatry and Neurosurgery.. Arch Intern Med. 1968;122(6):542-543. doi:10.1001/archinte.1968.00300100076023