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April 1965

Robley Dunglison, MD

Author Affiliations

State University of Iowa, Iowa City.

Arch Intern Med. 1965;115(4):375-380. doi:10.1001/archinte.1965.03860160001001

I have a great sentimental attachment to Robley Dunglison. This feeling is made up partly of ancestor worship, tinctured with admiration for Mr. Jefferson, love of the University of Virginia, and an interest in medical history. So I am assailed from many sides. I have been corresponding with Dr. Radbill for some time so I knew that he had been in the process of editing, annotating, and getting ready for publication the extensive autobiographical "Ana" of Dunglison. Hitherto it had not been available in print. It was largely unknown even to most of those who were interested in him. Under the egis of the American Philosophical Society, of whose Transactions this book constitutes a part, the volume now has been made available for scholars, physicians, and others interested in American medical history, some of its formative background in an important period, and in Dunglison himself. The Transactions of the American

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