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September 10, 1932

A Bibliography of the Honourable Robert Boyle, Fellow of the Royal Society.

JAMA. 1932;99(11):941. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740630067043

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This compilation of the writings of Boyle can be of interest solely to the special student who is willing to undertake the formidable task of assessing Boyle's scientific achievements. The main body of the volume lists chronologically not only the appearance of the various books but also the various editions of these books, location of the copies, and facsimiles of the title pages. In each case the history of the book and the nature of its more important contents are indicated. This volume was certainly a herculean task involving, figuratively speaking, an infinite number of hours of the most patient type of scholarly labor—surely an all-absorbing occupation which few real scholars possess. Having erected the solid foundations for the scientific evaluation of Boyle's scientific career, the author might well make the scientific assay, for no one else is better qualified to do so.

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