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July 30, 1887


JAMA. 1887;IX(5):150-151. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400040022005

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From the press of George Barrie, Esq., of Philadelphia, has just been issued the Autobiograpy of Dr. Samuel D. Gross, in two elegant octavo volumes, of more than 400 pages each, edited by his sons, Dr. Samuel W. Gross and A. Haller Gross, Esq. "It is my wish," the author says in explanation of the writing of an autobiography, "to write a sketch of my life for the gratification of my children and grandchildren, and for the benefit of such members of my profession as may feel an interest in me from my long connection with it." And certainly there can be but little doubt that much good will grow out of this labor to those who read the life's record of the great master of surgery. The ambition that can not be stimulated by it must be small indeed. Like most men who have made their mark in the

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