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Bonus for Pediatric Pack Rats

Am J Dis Child. 1960;100(3):311. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1960.04020040313002.
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Pediatricians can be classified in several ways regarding their disposition of medical journals. Some through thrift or habit never throw away any journal. Such journals are usually stored in haphazard fashion and are seldom consulted. Other pediatricians by nature, or more likely because of ground rules laid down by their wives, throw away their journals as soon as they are read. The more generous periodically carry arm loads of recent issues to their hospital library where they are used to fill in "missing" issues.

A few methodical souls emulate their old chiefs in whose offices, under the eagle eye of an able secretary, bibliographies and reprints were instantly available. These energetic fellows "clip" or "tear" from their journals those articles they wish to keep, index them in a variety of ways, and file them in a compact space in the righteous feeling that some day they will be used. Sometimes


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