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June 11, 1927


JAMA. 1927;88(24):1915-1916. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680500057022

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The World List of Scientific Bibliography  The World List of Scientific Periodicals published by the Oxford University Press has been completed. Few as large, and certainly no more arduous, tasks in bibliography have ever been accomplished. The first part of this great undertaking was to compile in alphabetical order a list of all periodicals containing the results of scientific research in existence between the years 1900 and 1921. This was published as volume 1 in 1925. It contains the stupendous number of just over 24,000 separate periodicals. But the list was not complete, notwithstanding the exhaustive search of known catalogues made by Dr. Pollard, then keeper of printed books at the British Museum, and in a supplement issued with volume 2, more than 600 periodicals have been added. The preparation of the second volume necessitated even greater labor and has performed an even more important service to science. The adage

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