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We cannot be too thankful to Dr. Kelly for compiling this valuable bibliographical cyclopedia, entailing as it does not only time and patience by those collaborators who have so carefully collected material from various parts of the country, but energy and industry in arranging this material for its two large volumes. The bibliography extends from the year 1610 to 1910 and comprises a short individual account of eminent physicians, surgeons and men of science who lived in America during this period. It is certainly more extensive than any American bibliography which has hitherto been published and includes the lives of many men, long since forgotten by the world at large, but who, it seems, as one reads their short histories, have left a record worthy to be set down in these volumes.
The actual bibliographical notices alphabetically arranged are preceded by a short introduction including sections on the history
A Cyclopedia of American Biography, Comprising the Lives of Eminent Deceased Physicians and Surgeons from 1610 to 1910.. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1912;X(1):71. doi:10.1001/archinte.1912.00060190078008