April 1954

Annual Review of Medicine

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Edited by Windsor C. Cutting and Henry W. Newman. Price, $6. Pp. 452. Annual Reviews, Inc., Stanford, Calif., 1953.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1954;87(4):522-523. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1954.02050090510017

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The 1953 "Annual Review of Medicine" follows the excellent example of the previous editions. This volume contains 18 sections, the last being an annotated review of references.

Each section is a review of the significant contributions to the literature in various fields of medicine presented in readable fashion. Editorial comment in evaluating and summarizing opinion is most valuable. The excellent list of references at the end of each section is one of the most appealing features of the book.

The method of choice of topics to be reviewed is not clear, and the space allocated to each topic seems out of proportion to the importance of the topic in clinical medicine. For example, 15 pages are allocated to a review of the significant contributions in obstetrics, while the same number of pages is apportioned to plastic surgery. Diseases of bones and joints are discussed in 11 pages, and vascular diseases

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