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June 1947

Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1947;79(6):685. doi:10.1001/archinte.1947.00220120115010

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The Archives is always glad to welcome an attractive newcomer. This new journal of medical history appears to be well bred, charming and well dressed, which is about all that any dowager can say for a debutante.

There is need for another journal in the field of medical history. The members of the editorial board of this one are to be congratulated for what they have in mind. They propose to publish contributions on all aspects of medical history, avoiding narrow bibliographic or philologic material and cultivating broader fields. The first number contains several pleasant articles, a section labeled "Notes and Queries," which promises interesting growth, and another comprising book reviews, which is certain to be valuable. On the whole, medical libraries should certainly become subscribers to a journal so likely to prove valuable for teaching or research; and so should physicians and students who believe that familiarity with the

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