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In these two large octavo volumes have been collected essays by some of the numerous pupils and co-workers of the late Sir William Osler. They are issued as a tribute to him on his seventieth birthday. The 142 essays are contributed by 151 writers, including 106 American, 33 English, 10 Canadian and 2 Scotch physicians; they are scientific, historical and literary. As might have been expected of such a large number of articles, there are variations in quality. Some are notable, others unusually good, and some of ordinary character. A few—happily only a few—are not quite worthy of a place in this series. In general, it may be said that the articles on historical, educational and social subjects distinctly surpass in literary quality and general interest those of a scientific or clinical nature. This is perhaps accounted for by the very nature of things, since the research worker or clinician
Contributions to Medical and Biological Research. Dedicated to Sir William Osler, Bart., M.D., F.R.S., in honor of his seventieth birthday, July 12, 1919, by his pupils and co-workers.. JAMA. 1920;74(8):545. doi:10.1001/jama.1920.02620080047028