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In the foreword, Comrie describes the work thus: "Dr. Innes Smith has taken the Album of Students at Leyden University from 1575 to 1875 as the basis of his investigations. After selecting those students who were engaged in medical study, he has traced them through the other universities scattered over Holland, France, Italy, and the home countries at which they graduated, and he has followed them into later life and discovered many important and interesting facts in regard to them which have not already been matters of general knowledge." The ten pages of introduction by the author give an interesting account of the universities of the low countries. The remainder of the book contains an alphabetical list of the students in question presented in this style:
Monro (Mouro) Alexander.—Scoto-Brittaunus, Nov. 16, 1780, Aet. 20, Med.—M.D., Edin., 1756. F.R.S., 1723. F.C.C.P., Edin., 1756. Professor of Anatomy at Edin. Univ. Well known
English-Speaking Students of Medicine at the University of Leyden. JAMA. 1932;98(13):1111. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730390065037
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