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September 8, 1951

Research in Medical Science

JAMA. 1951;147(2):202. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670190102031

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The various chapters in this book were written by authorities in particular fields of medical research. Thus, as the editors point out in their introduction, the general subject is not treated in a well-integrated or orthodox fashion, and not all aspects of research in medical science are covered. Chapters are devoted to such topics as the methodology of medical genetics and biochemical problems in sanitary engineering, as well as to the general subjects of viruses, chemotherapy, and neurology. The style of presentation of the contributing authors lacks uniformity, but one finds this seeming defect somewhat refreshing rather than distressing. In general, an attempt was made to survey the methods and problems as well as the recent accomplishments in particular fields of medical research and to discuss them in terms that could be easily understood by the nonspecialist. Indeed, the well-informed layman would find much of the book to be completely

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