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February 19, 1944

A Medical Bibliography: A Check-List of Texts Illustrating the History of the Medical Sciences

JAMA. 1944;124(8):542. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850080070040

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Here is a check list of textbooks illustrating the history of medicine, most useful to libraries and persons working in the field of medical history. The work was first suggested to Fielding Garrison by Sir William Osler. The list appeared first in the Index Catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon General's Office. Later it was revised and republished in the Bulletin of the Institute of the History of Medicine, Baltimore, 1933. Now much has been added and deleted from that list and it is here made available in permanent form. Even this work, however, fails considerably in exhausting the field. There are but three references to works on the history of quackery, two German references and one Italian, whereas a bibliography of such works would include at least a score of essential titles. The works on the history of syphilis contain several notable omissions. There is a reference to

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