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This volume completes the alphabet, and is therefore the final volume of the first series of this incomparable work. We learn from a letter transmitted by Deputy Surgeon-General John S. Billings that " the manuscript of a second series, including all the titles of books and articles received too late for insertion in the first series, has been prepared, and will probably make some five printed volumes of the same size and style as those constituting the first series. An appropriation for printing volume I, of the second series, has been granted by Congress, and the work will therefore proceed without interruption, the manuscript for the first volume being now nearly ready for the press." The library of the Surgeon-General's office now contains 116,847 books, and 191,598 pamphlets. This volume contains a list of contributors to the library, government societies, corporations and individuals who have given numerous contributions. There is also
The Index Catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon-General's Office. Authors and Subjects. JAMA. 1895;XXV(13):551. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430390037015