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July 1995

Historical Highlights From the Archives of Surgery

Author Affiliations

From the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark and The Hernia Center, Freehold, NJ.

Arch Surg. 1995;130(7):723-727. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1995.01430070045007

THIS 75TH anniversary year of the Archives of Surgery provides a propitious opportunity to admiringly review some historical highlights from the Archives's publishing past. To accomplish this, a wise and worldly compilation of texts illustrating the history of medicine has been consulted. Morton's Medical Bibliography (5th ed, Hampshire, England, Scolar Press, 1991) (affectionately known as "Garrison-Morton" or "G-M"), recently revised by Jeremy Norman, a renowned medical historian and purveyor of rare medical works, is an authoritative and thoroughly annotated work that provides a chronological bibliography of the most important contributions to the history and development of the medical sciences. In this wonderfully interesting book, a total of 8927 individually numbered entries encompass virtually every area of medical knowledge from the time of the ancient Egyptians through the modern era.

Among the numerous G-M citations are 11 papers first seen in the pages of the Archives of Surgery. The scope

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