E. J. H.
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Some prophets of newer media see, not far ahead, less and less use of the printed word to convey thought. Printing may indeed decline as a medium for manipulation when emotion is to be moved rather than thought.
However, journals in medical science are showing no sign of decline, as a group. Journals die and new ones are born, but since World War II the birth rate has run higher than the death rate, and librarians despair of trying to house the ever-growing family. Three developments account for most of the high birth rate: increased specialization in medical science and
H. EJ. Medical Journals—1967. Ann Intern Med. ;67:1347. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-67-6-1347
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;67(6):1347.
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