The Year Book of Medicine (1956-1957 Year Book Series).

William B. Bean, M.D.
AMA Arch Intern Med. 1957;100(6):1018. doi:10.1001/archinte.1957.00260120162025.
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For internists and those doing general medicine, books of the "Year Book Series" are invaluable in giving a wider panorama of articles than they are likely to get from subscription to any reasonable number of journals. The books in this well-established series are for the most part edited by single persons, but the one in medicine has six outstanding internists, who have divided the corpus of internal medicine into infections; the chest; blood and blood-forming organs; heart, blood vessels, and kidney; digestive system, and metabolism. Some may like to use these books as a quick review. I find them most useful in pointing out articles that I missed, those I wanted to read again, and particularly those from foreign journals which are inaccessible or in a language I can't read. Perhaps the most stimulating and usually the most entertaining aspect of such a book are the salty comments of the


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