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Helping Physicians To Keep Abreast of the Medical Literature: Medical and Philosophical Commentaries, 1773–1795

Iain Chalmers, FRCPEdin; and Ulrich Tröhler, MD, PhD
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UK Cochrane Centre, NHS Research and Development Programme; Oxford, United Kingdom OX2 7LG (Chalmers) University of Freiburg; Freiburg, Germany D-79104 (Tröhler)

Copyright ©2004 by the American College of Physicians

Ann Intern Med. 2000;133(3):238-243. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-133-3-200008010-00024
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Conscientious physicians wishing to keep up to date with relevant information face a truly daunting task. Efforts to respond to this need are not new. More than two centuries ago, the first English-language journal of abstracts of books relevant to busy clinicians was published.

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Figure 1.
Copy of a title page of the first issue ofMedical and Philosophical Commentaries,courtesy of the Library of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.
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Portrait of Andrew Duncan Sr. by Sir Henry Raeburn, Royal Academy (1756–1823).

Courtesy of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, Scotland.

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