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October 1949

George R. Minot Symposium of Hematology.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1949;84(4):664. doi:10.1001/archinte.1949.00230040143016

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This is a notable volume, dedicated by a group of his friends to Dr. George R. Minot, who, besides being a Nobel prize winner, is a sociable person—the kind of man well liked by his pupils, associates and professional colleagues.

The book deals mainly with diseases of the blood; properly enough, it begins with a reprint of that historic paper written by Minot and Murphy in 1926, "Treatment of Pernicious Anemia by a Special Diet." Then follow articles on pernicious anemia, hemolytic anemia, other anemias, hemorrhagic diseases, leukemia, the cytology and biochemistry of the red and white cells and, finally, two papers on more general aspects of medicine, one from Gunnar Alsted of Copenhagen on peptic ulcer, and one from W. Richard Ohler of Boston on diabetic coma.

There are eighty-four articles in the entire collection; each is written by an authoritative worker in his field, and they are printed

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