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October 28, 1950

Medicine of the Year: Second Issue 1950

JAMA. 1950;144(9):807. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920090081052

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This excellent summary of progress in medicine for the year 1950 differs from the usual review of progress in the field in that it makes no pretense of full coverage and by the fact that comments are the highly individualized opinions of a competent group of specialists.

The main subject divisions are internal medicine, psychiatry, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics and general surgery.

This book is not valuable as a textbook but should be of help the general practitioner in obtaining a broadened view of the advances in medicine for the year and the specialist in maintaining an acquaintance with the new developments in other fields.

The material is presented in concise and clear manner. Sacrifices in the interest of brevity have at times been made, but if it is remembered that the discussion represents the highly individualized conclusions of the editors rather than conclusion on well established data, the brevity

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