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For the physician who finds it difficult to keep abreast of clinical medical developments, there must be a source of medical literature condensations that will allow him to learn of those articles he should read in full. Such a source is found in the Medical Literature Abstracts section of The Journal of the American Medical Association. The present complication contains selected abstracts from The Journal that pertain most directly to diagnosis and treatment, arranged as they refer to a certain organ or disease. This format integrates all contributions toward the patient and his illness rather than limiting new medical material to a specific specialty. The digestive system, cardiovascular system, and reproductive system are representative chapter topics. Other sections include poisonings and infections, and there are pertinent references to radiation, including isotopes, hazards, and protection. The subject of drugs and drug reactions should be of interest to all practitioners. There is
J. A. M. A. Clinical Abstract of Diagnosis and Treatment. JAMA. 1957;164(17):1992. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980170132028
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