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March 26, 1938

A Bibliography of the Works of Ambroise Paré: Premier Chirurgien & Conseiller du Roy

JAMA. 1938;110(13):1062. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790130122026

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Abstract

For this beautifully printed bibliography of Paré, Miss Doe has gone to the enormous labor of consulting 219 libraries and of recording all the Paré items they own. Her study of Dr. Harvey Cushing's Paré collection, probably the finest in the world, made available for her the notes with which Dr. Cushing has been annotating his books for many years. Several points interesting to the enthusiast are brought to light. Thus in Mrs. Ingram's catalogue of the late LeRoy Crummer's library, dated 1927, she recorded the "Anatomie universelle" as the rarest important medical book in the world and collected information about only four copies. Malgaigne never saw a copy. Miss Doe is now able to record eighteen copies. The Cinq Livres and the Dix Livres are rare volumes, but Miss Doe has traced fourteen of each. Experienced bibliophiles are chary of saying that such and such an item does not

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