The first volume of this history of medical practice in Illinois brings the subject down to 1850. A second volume, bringing the subject down to date, is now in preparation. The scope and extent of the work are shown by the table of contents:
Chapter 1. Prehistoric Illinois. (We can see no use for this chapter.)
Chapter 2. The period of the French explorers.
Chapter 3. The period of French influence and colonization.
Chapters 4 and 5. The early British colonies.
Chapter 6. The Illinois territory in the early nineteenth century.
Chapter 7. The physicians of St. Louis, the suburb of the American bottom in the early days. (A chapter logically included.)
Chapter 8. The centers of civilization on the Wabash, Ohio and Mississippi.
Chapter 9. Medicine in Chicago prior to 1836.
Chapter 10. Chicago from 1836 to 1850.
Chapter 11. Early homeopathy in Illinois.
Chapter 12. Medical pioneers of