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This directory is divided into twelve parts, the first of which takes up medical colleges, present and extinct, prefaced by a short chronological sketch of medical education. Part second, which makes up the greater part of the book, is on the same general principle as Polk's Directory. An improvement over the latter is that the index of names of colleges is on the front inside-cover page instead of being in the body of the work; furthermore, the colleges in each state are numbered con secutively. An exceedingly important omission is that of the name-index which forms so valuable a guide in looking up the addresses of physicians whose names only are known. The directory of physicians is, so far as we can judge, in the main, correct and complete. The succeeding sections of the book are devoted to the medical service of the United States—the army, navy, marine-hospital service, pension
The Standard Medical Directory of North America, Consisting of Twelve Parts, Including Directory of Physicians of North America, Medical Colleges. Medical Service of the United States, Medical Societies, Medical Practice Acts, Medical Publications (Including Books and Periodicals), Mineral Springs, Drugs and Medicines, Medical and Surgical Products, Manufacturers and Life Insurance Companies.. JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(17):1092–1093. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480170046015