[Skip to Content]
[Skip to Content Landing]
August 1950


Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1950;86(2):167-168. doi:10.1001/archinte.1950.00230140003001

Since the close of World War II the American literature of the specialty of internal medicine has undergone major changes. Several new periodicals representing subspecialties within the field have been started. Others presenting material of interest to all internists in new and interesting form are also establishing themselves in the libraries of medical schools, hospitals and physicians' offices. Obviously no single publication in the field of internal medicine can contain all the reports of importance and no physician can hope to read and digest all the excellent material in the many specialty journals now available to him. Both readers and authors are confronted with the problem of which periodicals are best suited to their needs.

At a recent meeting of the Editorial Board of the Archives of Internal Medicine the question of possible changes in editorial policy to keep pace with changes both in trends of research and in trends