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This volume is a monument to the success of the Harvey Society of New York, which was organized for the purpose of enabling practitioners of medicine to acquire at first hand from men engaged in research more knowledge concerning the scientific problems and principles underlying their profession. From the start these lectures have served as an inspiration, not only to those so fortunate as to be within the range of the Harvey Society, but also to those who have read the lectures in various medical journals. Their publication in a single volume will be welcomed by many, and their influence will be in this way extended. The benefits of such lectures as those of the Harvey Society and the various lecture associations and endowed lectureships are by no means one-sided. It often has happened that an investigator has been getting lost in the details and ramifications of his problem, when,
The Harvey Lectures, Delivered Under the Auspices of the Harvey Society of New York, 1906-07.. JAMA. 1908;LI(3):238. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02540030060013