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August 15, 1936

The International Medical Annual: A Year Book of Treatment and Practitioner's Index

JAMA. 1936;107(7):528. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770330058033

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This book has established itself as a classic. It is the work of leading authorities and the fifty-fourth year of publication is a sufficient testimony to its merit. The editors wisely say in the introduction that "a year book must record the proceedings of the previous year like the minutes of a meeting. Minutes contain no implication that the opinions expressed by the speakers are justified or that the conclusions arrived at are correct." The introduction contains a short review of the principal accomplishments of 1935 in various fields of medicine. The scope of the book is not limited to internal medicine but includes also surgery, obstetrics, gynecology, radiology and related subjects. Such diversified themes as diets for athletes, school medical service and industrial diseases have not been overlooked. The handy book is illustrated with numerous charts, photographs, reproductions of roentgenograms, photomicrographs and colored plates. The usefulness of this work

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