As in years past, the 1951 "Year Book of Medicine" contains the articles considered important by the various editors in the fields of infection; the chest; blood and blood-forming organs; heart, blood vessels, and kidney, and the digestive system. The five editors are eminently well qualified for their task of selecting significant contributions, and the short editorial comments are useful in evaluations by the average internist. Even voracious readers cannot cover the current literature of the whole field of internal medicine. For those who wish to keep reasonably well informed on special phases other than those of their own particular interest, this yearly volume is invaluable.
The "Year Book" quiz, prepared to arouse the interest of potential readers, includes such questions as the following, all answered in the summarized papers of this issue: