R. KENNETH BUSSY
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It is difficult to state exactly how many publishers of medical books there are in the United States, for a considerable number of publishers in other fields occasionally take a flyer and publish a medical book. The Association of American Medical Book Publishers, a loose trade organization, has 17 members.* A dozen other publishers, perhaps more, though nonmembers of the AAMBP publish to a greater or lesser extent in medicine.
The corporate organization of these publishers falls into one of two categories. They are either divisions or departments of a trade (general) publisher (such as The Blakiston Division of McGraw-Hill),
BUSSY RK. Some reflections on medical book publishing today. Ann Intern Med. 1965;63:724–726. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-63-4-724
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;63(4):724-726.
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