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The Medical Almanac: A Calendar of Dates of Significance to the Medical Profession

Claude E. Welch, MD
JAMA. 1993;269(12):1568. doi:10.1001/jama.1993.03500120106038.
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Pasquale Accardo has devised a method to compress an enormous number of facts about physicians and medicine into a small volume. This information, imparted with humor, ranges from amusing tidbits to items concerning Nobel prize winners. The task must have required many years but has been accomplished in a very simple way.

Physicians or persons who write about medicine have produced something of interest nearly every day in one year or another. Therefore, under each of the 365 days from January 1 through December 31, Accardo has added one to a half-dozen entries on major topics that will be of great interest to all physicians and students of medicine. He has included nearly a hundred illustrations. The result is an almanac that is a delight to read, with a collection of facts that can enliven dinner table conversation every night of the year. The diverse interests of the physicians mentioned

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