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September 25, 1909

Epoch-Making Contributions to Medicine, Surgery and the Allied Sciences.

JAMA. 1909;LIII(13):1052. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.02550130068022

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This work consists mainly of reprints of those articles which first brought to the notice of the scientific world the epoch-making observations of such men as Lister, Harvey, Auenbrugger, Laennec, Jenner, Morton and Holmes. There are also given brief biographic sketches of the observers themselves. The collector of these papers calls attention to the fact that the teachings of the original observers are by no means obsolete, a point that will forcibly impress itself on the reader. Such a resurrection of communications that have in many cases been buried in a mass of more or less indifferent literature is an achievement for which Dr. Camac deserves the thanks of the medical profession. The teachings of great authorities in other branches of science and art have long been accessible; that the same has not been true in medicine is of no great credit to the profession. The selection and arrangement of

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