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August 13, 1927

To Begin With, Being Prophylaxis Against Pedantry.

JAMA. 1927;89(7):547. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690070057047

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In this volume, Dr. Pearl has elaborated an essay which originally appeared in Science into a booklet for every scientific student. He presents a list of seventy books with which every medical student may well be familiar, the last group of fourteen, however, dealing largely with biostatistics, the special field with which Dr. Pearl is primarily concerned. While every one will have other books to add to this list, it is doubtful that the scientifically minded reader will fail to improve himself if he is thoroughly familiar with all the books that Dr. Pearl recommends. Allowing for prejudices and personal likes and dislikes, this list is a most fascinating presentation of desirable literature.

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