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.
1. Principal Sources Indexed: Journals, Society Transactions, etc., with Materials Used in Support
2. A List of Graduating Classes at the Medical Colleges before 1907
3. Elements and Format of the Entry
4. The Medical Obituaries
The volumes in this set, originally published between 1926 and 1995, draw together research by leading academics in the area of medicine and history, and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volume examines the advancement of medicine throughout history from medicine in antiquity to advancements in science during the Victorian period, the set looks at the rise of the medical profession, how medical journals have adapted and contributed to modern medicine, midwifery and surgical practices, whilst also exploring medical history and advancements throughout the world. This set will be of particular interest to academics of history, medicine, sociology and anthropology respectively.