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December 19, 1953

The Year Book of Medicine (1953-1954 Year Book Series)

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Edited by Paul B. Beeson, M.D., et al. Cloth. $6. Pp. 736, with 127 illustrations. Year Book Publishers, Inc., 200 E. Illinois Street, Chicago 11, 1953.

JAMA. 1953;153(16):1493. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.02940330077033

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This volume, the first of the current new series of the "Practical Medicine Year Books," contains abstracts of selected reports published in medical periodical literature between May, 1952, and May, 1953. The abstracts cover the field of internal medicine during that period and are divided into individually edited sections on infections, the chest, the blood and blood-forming organs, the heart and blood vessels and the kidney, the digestive system, and metabolism. Each abstract has a reference to the journal in which the complete report was published. The references are tabulated by means of superscript numbers, 1 through 9, repeated in that sequence throughout the text, and thus do not indicate the total number of abstracted articles either in the sections or the entire book. This scheme avoids the use of more than a single digit for each reference. When they consider them appropriate, the editors have appended bracketed comments to

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