This relatively new member of an old and distinguished family of annual reviews (including the Annual Reviews of Physiology, Biochemistry and Microbiology) is a welcome addition. In this volume, 26 outstanding authors known for their contributions in various branches of medicine have reviewed and evaluated the current literature in their fields, emphasizing those aspects in which they are particularly interested. There are chapters on diseases of each of the major systems of the body as well as on psychiatry, nutrition, radiology, and laboratory diagnosis. Additional sections cover neoplastic diseases, virus and rickettsial diseases, hemorrhagic and leukocytic diseases, and diseases due to physical agents. A chapter on allergy is devoted to the relationship of the pituitary and adrenal glands to hypersensitivity, and a special chapter contains a discussion of the general adaptation syndrome by Selye. In addition to an extensive bibliography at the end of each chapter, the book contains an
Annual Review of Medicine. Volume II. JAMA. 1951;147(10):995. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670270085034
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