July 16, 1932

Pioneer Medicine in the Western Reserve.

JAMA. 1932;99(3):247. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740550061034

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This little book contains sketches and artistic portraits of fourteen physicians who have been influential factors in the medical life of Cleveland. Eight of these men have been deemed worthy of a place in Kelly and Burrage's Dictionary of American Medical Biography. The dedication is "To the Pioneer Mothers of the Western Reserve." The sketches are by various authors and appeared originally in the bulletin of the academy. In these sketches there is depicted the life and practice of medicine by pioneer physicians, the beginning of medical education and schools, the organization of medical societies, the founding of medical libraries, and the initiation of public health measures. In a general way the men of this group remind one of similar groups who stand out in the early days of many cities of the Middle West. Such a compilation as this impresses one with the debt we owe our pioneer ancestors

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