A signal service has been performed by Dr. Maple to Sullivan County in collecting and putting into permanent form such a fund of local historical information. To perform his task has required an immense amount of work, which can be repaid only by the appreciation of those who at present and in the future value such unselfish service. The text is filled with interesting anecdotes about the men described. It is to be hoped that what Dr. Maple has written may stimulate interest in the erection of a suitable monument in Johnson Cemetery at the grave of Jane Todd Crawford, the celebrated patient on who Ephraim McDowell performed his first operation for the removal of an ovarian tumor.