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July 1995

Historical Highlights From the Archives of Surgery

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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