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June 26, 1909

University Theses in the Library of the College of Physicians

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JAMA. 1909;LII(26):2115. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.02540520029011

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To the Editor:  —I notice that on page 1932 of your issue of June 12, certain desiderata in British libraries are mentioned and in connection with this the statement is made that in many, if not all of our American libraries, complete sets of university dissertations and degree theses are wanting.I beg to say that so far as the library of the College of Physicians is concerned, we have a complete series of the "Thèses de Paris" from 1880 up to the present time, and that we receive all the dissertations from twenty-eight European universities and one South American presented for degrees.Our library is perhaps richer than any other in this country (with the exception, of course, of the Surgeon-General's in Washington) in such theses, and in complete files of many of not only our ordinary, but rarer medical journals, of which we take over 600.I would

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