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May 1956

News and Comment: GENERAL NEWS

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1956;91(5):459. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1956.02060020461007

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German Medical Journal.—Many American students have wrestled with their college German to translate articles in the Deutsche medizinische Wochenschrift. It is of particular interest, therefore, that an English language edition has now appeared entitled the German Medical Journal. The publishers are to be congratulated for bringing out this edition, which will give a general picture of German medical science and practice to the English speaking physicians of the world. Their aim is well defined in an editorial in the original issue, which states in part:

If the multiplication of medical periodicals, accompanied by an ever greater departmentalization, has given rise to much concern, the problem is further complicated and even more serious with respect to the international exchange of medical information. Not even multilingual summaries can altogether bridge the language gulf. The German medical profession, after almost two decades of partial isolation for other reasons, has been particularly conscious

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