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March 20, 1937

The British Encyclopaedia of Medical Practice Including Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Other Special Subjects

JAMA. 1937;108(12):999. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780120069027

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Hardly is one new system of medicine completed before another comes upon the scene. The British publishers now offer a system of medicine, indexed alphabetically, with a view to covering every branch of medical practice. Each of the subjects is handled by a British writer of repute in the field concerned, and each chapter when completed is passed under the supervision of the general editor and his associates. It is planned to publish a supplement each year in order to keep this system up to date. The prospectus issued with the first volume may be had directly from the publishers and indicates the subjects discussed and the number of authors included.

The volume is especially interesting as a beautiful production typographically. The first volume contains ninety-six pictures. The type is easily readable, beautifully spaced and sufficiently varied to indicate the importance of various subdivisions. Moreover, there is marginal indexing, which

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