The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center sponsors conferences for those in practice. The conferences are reproduced in these books. Volume 5 reports discussions on sinusitis, peptic ulcer, mitral stenosis, carcinoma of the cervix, essential hypertension, carcinoma of the breast, cerebrovascular accidents, abnormal coagulation and thrombosis, sterility and impotence, amebiasis, fluid and electrolyte balance, pitfalls in laboratory diagnosis, amenorrhea, and dysmenorrhea; Volume 6 contains talks on whether patients should be told the truth about serious illness; trichinosis; cancer of the thyroid, the prostate, and the esophagus; lung tumors; portal hypertension; bone tumors; the early detection of heart disease; various skin infections, poison ivy, and contact dermatitis; encephalitis and Parkinsonism; endometriosis; consultations with anesthesiologists; and gout. Three to six experts, mainly from New York City, talk on each subject. The editor summarizes each chapter.
Medical conferences are of two kinds. The first is the discussion of a subject which cuts across the