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May 23, 1959

Trauma and Disease: Selections from the Recent Literature

JAMA. 1959;170(4):504. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010040100031

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This volume consists of previously published articles which are reprinted in part or in their entirety, with some explanatory or critical editorial comments. As they frankly admit in their introduction, "the editors have undertaken this republication of the writings of others, dealing with trauma in the causation of disease, with considerable misgiving. Frequently, in our opinion, the evidence presented by the author did not warrant the conclusions drawn from it. Frequently, we were not sufficiently familiar with the subject matter under discussion to be able to judge either as to the adequacy of the evidence or as to the validity of the conclusions drawn from it." The editors

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