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The foreword of this volume states that the book "is offered as a biographical directory of contemporary members of the medical profession who are, at time of going to press, in active practice in the United States and Canada, and who, by reason of their high attainments, skill and reliability, are especially entitled to inclusion in such a book." The publisher expresses the hope that the book will be a valuable source of information to the layman in particular, and incidentally to physicians "who may desire to use it as a guide to aid them in securing competent, safe and reliable medical service." Mr. James Clark Fifield, the editor, is also the editor of a similar book published in the legal field, known as "The American Bar." The book seems to be commendably free from any commercial taint, and the men whose brief biographies appear were not under the slightest
American Physicians and Surgeons: A Biographical Directory of Practicing Members of the Medical Profession in the United States and Canada, Including Supplements in Which Are Listed and Classified the Leading Hospitals, Sanitariums and Health Resorts of Both Countries.. JAMA. 1931;97(15):1098. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730150054032
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