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September 11, 1937

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

JAMA. 1937;109(11):900. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780370066036

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In this book the more important medical contributions of the year 1936 are discussed in the form of short essays written by a rather large group of contributors. In the introduction the editors call attention to selected subjects of unusual interest, among which are the psychiatric examination of van der Lubbe of the Reichstag fire, the problem of "punch drunk" in professional pugilists, acute and chronic alcoholism, snakes and snake venom, cerebrospinal surgery and sulfanilamide. Naturally the space available for each subject is limited. Hence some subjects are little more than abstracts of current literature, while others form in themselves more or less complete discussions. The fine print makes continued reading hard on the eyes of most persons. A number of illustrations are included which might, perhaps, have been better selected in some instances. While not in any sense completely covering the contributions made in 1936, it does take up

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