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December 17, 1949

Medicine on the March: A Progress Report

JAMA. 1949;141(16):1194. doi:10.1001/jama.1949.02910160084025

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From the time of the beginning of the war the columns in Newsweek on medicine have sustained a high standard for accuracy, clear writing and comprehensive coverage. With these columns as a basis, the medical editor of Newsweek, Marguerite Clark, discusses such major disturbances as high blood pressure, heart disease and cancer as well as others much in the public eye. Three concluding chapters deal with new drugs and technics, mother and child health and old age. The section on new drugs and technics gives reference to a number of products that have already disappeared from general use and others which are in no sense of the word established. The difficulty of careful selection is one which disturbs all those concerned with the intensified progress of medicine. The volume contains a vast amount of information but lacks a great deal in continuity. The book is not one to be read

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