This volume was developed by its author primarily because of his own interest in the community in which he has for so many years resided. Much of the material that is contained in the book has already been presented in various ways to the physicians of San Antonio. The profits from this volume, if any, are to accrue to the library of the county medical society.
The territory concerned is one of the most romantic in the United States. Its history is full of lively incidents and the author of this volume has made available a great deal of this material in connection with the medical history of Bexar County. It will be remembered that San Antonio is the home of the Alamo and the volume logically begins with the period before the Alamo and then traces history chronologically since that period. The material is supplemented by anecdotes and extracts