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August 1959

Annual Review of Medicine: Volume 9.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1959;98(2):275. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1959.02070020277015

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This is the ninth volume of the Review, and like its predecessors it remains an excellent authoritative survey of medical progress in many diversified fields of medicine. Each of the 28 chapters is edited by distinguished men in their respective fields who attempt to briefly review appropriate publications on the subject covering the interval since the last Review to July, 1957

The wealth of articles analyzed precludes the editors from writing more than a few sentences relating the article to the general topic being reviewed. For example, the section on cancer by Charles Gordon Zubrod, M. D., is covered in 10 pages and quite clearly and concisely covers recent studies of neoplastic diseases. However, in order to bring out the highlights of progress in the entire field of cancer, Dr. Zubrod reviews 220 publications, which necessitates limiting the amount of comment for each article.

The editorial evaluations of the progress

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