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March 26, 1927

Reports of the St. Andrews (James Mackenzie) Institute for Clinical Research, St. Andrews, Fife.

JAMA. 1927;88(13):1026. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680390054032

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This volume of the reports gives further evidence that the work of the St. Andrews Institute for Clinical Research is being carried on along the lines planned by its founder. Thus, stress is laid on the careful observation of common diseases such as mumps, and on the study and analysis of ordinary symptoms such as umbilical pain in children, rather than on the rarer things in medicine. Some of the papers strike one as elementary, repeating facts already well known and fully dealt with by other authors. Such is the article by Smith on the radiography of duodenal ulcer. There is more of the laboratory in this volume than one would expect from investigators who were brought up in the orthodox faith of Mackenzie, who so often and so severely criticized the laboratory. Papers in point are one on the nature of urinary protein, with especial reference to cases of

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