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August 11, 1951

Medicine of the Year: Third Issue, 1951

JAMA. 1951;146(15):1454. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670150088028

Each year this compact volume provides under one cover a bird's-eye view of the developments in nearly every branch of medicine and surgery during the preceding 12 months. For the busy practitioner lost in the welter of current medical literature, this is an invaluable service. Orientation is provided by competent specialists in each field covered (internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases, respiratory diseases, allergy, endocrinology and metabolism, dermatology, neurology, psychiatry, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, general surgery, orthopedics, otolaryngology, ophthalmology, anesthesiology, urology, and neurosurgery). These authorities select the high lights from the year's literature and from their own experience and evaluate them concisely. Important articles and new books are listed for reference, and comprehensive subject and author indexes are provided. A telegraphic résumé in bold face type at the beginning of each section makes it possible to obtain a rapid-fire summary of the entire book. The material covered includes new discoveries, new methods

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