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April 6, 1957

A. M. A. Scientific Exhibits 1956

JAMA. 1957;163(14):1308. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02970490106031

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Abstract

It has been said that the Scientific Exhibits presented at each Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association offer the finest medical postgraduate courses in the world. With this in mind, the publishers have arranged to show physicians who were unable to attend last year's convention the latest advances of medicine in a form that can be comprehended quickly—the visual impression. Over 50 of the exhibits have been photographed and reproduced in their entirety, including Office Procedures for Cancer Diagnosis, Dermatological Lesions Seen in General Practice, The Action of Mercurial Diuretics, The Pulmonary Coin Lesion, and a Special Exhibit on Fractures. In addition, there are many clear explanations of difficult specialized techniques such as angiography, the Treponema pallidum complement-fixation test, and various surgical procedures.

While the book adequately fulfills its objective, its quality does not match that of the previous (1955) volume. The general quality of the reproductions leaves much

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