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Correspondence and Brief Communications
January 1, 2005

More on Incomplete Bibliographies

Arch Surg. 2005;140(1):98. doi:10.1001/archsurg.140.1.98-a

Dr Arthur E. Baue’s commentary1 struck a note that resonates here. Perhaps he will be pleased to know that his interest in accurate bibliographic references echoes distant surgical fathers. In fact, Henri de Mondeville cited Aristotle and Galen with what were proper references in his day.

And that is why I will offer Henri’s own words.2 Be amazed, as I was when first I read what Henri wrote in the years 1310-1320! His treatise is a wonderful presentation of medieval European surgery.