This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.
This volume covers such important topics as poliomyelitis, postmortem examinations, pregnancy, diseases of the prostate, psychiatry and psychoanalysis, pyelitis, radiology, refraction, resuscitation and rheumatic infection. The consistency and uniformity of the discussions are amazing when one considers the vast scope of the encyclopedia. It is perhaps due to the general editorship of Sir Humphry Rolleston and the high order of the groups of consultants and associate editors that this result has been achieved. Unfortunately this volume suffers, as have other encyclopedias, from the fact that medical progress is now so rapid that some of the material is well nigh obsolete by the time it is published. Thus the article on poliomyelitis makes no reference whatever to the recent attempts to block the path of entry by caustic solutions, nor is there any reference in the article on psoriasis to recent endeavors to control the condition by high doses of vitamin.
The British Encylopaedia of Medical Practice Including Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Other Special Subjects. JAMA. 1939;112(21):2200. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800210094036
Coronavirus Resource Center
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
Create a personal account or sign in to: