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The first five volumes of a comprehensive nine-volume reference work encompassing the entire field of medicine have now appeared. This encyclopedia is a production of members of the Italian medical profession, along with several scientists from other countries. The president of the group, Dr. De Blasi, is emeritus professor of hygiene at the University of Rome; the vice-president, Dr. Domenico Marotta, is general director of the Institute of Health, and the general director, Professor Raffaele, is director of the Institute of Malariology "E. Marchiafava" of Rome. The consulting committee is composed of members of the medical faculty in Rome. The volumes now available show that this work is very broad in scope. It addresses itself to students of all branches of medicine, including all the clinical specialties, the basic sciences, and allied scientific disciplines such as anthropology, biology, physics, and chemistry. The editors have sought to make this not only
Enciclopedia medica italiana.. JAMA. 1954;155(12):1119. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.03690300097029
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