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June 1961

The Abstract Section Gets the Gong

Am J Dis Child. 1961;101(6):688. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1961.04020070002002

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With this issue, we publish the last Abstracts of Current Literature. Long a feature of this journal, these abstracts once served a useful purpose. In the old days, with far less literature to cover, this section served to bring to the reader's attention trends in thought from other fields and foreign lands. Indeed, since our abstracts were indexed, each volume index represented a reasonably complete listing of titles of pediatric interest. Even in those days, however, the abstracts were never really up-to-date. In spite of considerable effort to furnish you with really current abstracts, we have come to the conclusion that a system different from ours is necessary. J.A.M.A. has developed such a system. The new J.A.M.A. abstracts are a remarkable improvement in scope and timeliness over anything we've been able to publish. They are even printed so you can tear out the sheets or clip for reference filing. If

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