Originally published in 1981, and then again in 1995, Medical Obituaries is an extensive index begun in the 1960s cataloguing biographical data for American physicians from the 18th and 19th century. The book is an extensive index of American physicians and surgeons and contains an extensive list of sources to the medical obituaries of medical professionals from this period. It also provides a list of graduating classes at the American Medical Colleges before 1907. The book in particular provides an extensive collection of references from medical journals. It is arranged alphabetically and will provide an extremely valuable resource to historians and medical professionals, seeking information about American physicians and surgeons working in the 18th and 19th century.