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September 1955

Colloquia on Ageing: Vol. 1. General Aspects.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1955;96(3):432-433. doi:10.1001/archinte.1955.00250140154020

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In our rapidly moving scientific age, the printing press, despite its frantic efforts, scarcely keeps up with recent changes. In trying to bring current material before the avid reading public, and perhaps for other reasons, the last ten years has seen a great increase in publication of books

WILLIAM B. BEAN, M.D. reporting the proceedings of meetings. These have varied from the presentation of formal papers with little general discussion to an almost verbatim transcription of conversaziones, revealing both intellectual fire and emotional smoke. For the most part such books deal with the probing and advancing patrols of an army of scientists attacking the unknown. They also represent conferences of patrol leaders with general staff officers. Of the two books here considered, the "Colloquia on Ageing" consists of a series of papers, on the whole somewhat more mature and formal than those in the symposium on Cerebrovascular Diseases, perhaps because

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