RICHARD F. GAEKE, B.S.; MARY ELLEN B. GAEKE, B.S.
Harold Jeghers, in 1964, argued from vast experience that a personal reprint and journal-article file is the single most helpful aid to continuing the education acquired in medical school. He pointed out that 50% to 80% of a given medical school class would develop such a personal library if the concept were presented formally only once, usually at the beginning of the third year (1).
Nevertheless, the organization of such a file presents significant problems to the medical novice, or even to the experienced physician. The delightful lament of J. R. Elkinton in 1967 was:
These repositories of erstwhile information
GAEKE RF, GAEKE MEB. Filing Medical Literature: A Textbook-Integrated System. Ann Intern Med. ;78:985–987. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-6-985
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(6):985-987.
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