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As part of their centennial celebration, the editors of JAMA have collected from their journal 51 landmark articles ranging from the first description of the relationship between platelets and hemorrhaging, to the discovery of the hepatitis virus. Some of the older pieces are hard reading but worth it for their historical perspective. The accompanying modern commentaries are generally brief and help to put the original findings into perspective. Particularly notable articles are those on asbestosis, the Australian antigen, and patent ductus arteriosus, all published in the past 20 years; these articles illustrate the recent acceleration of scientific discovery and, alas,
Fifty-One Landmark Articles in Medicine: The JAMA Centennial Series.. Ann Intern Med. ;104:141. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-104-1-141_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;104(1):141.
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