The New York Academy of Medicine has been conducting for some years a series of lectures for the public in the field of medical science. The present volume includes some excellent essays, mostly historical. The following items are included, in addition to the introduction by Dr. James Alexander Miller:
From Barber-Surgeons to Surgeons, by Francis R. Packard, M.D.
The Meaning of Medical Research, by Alfred E. Cohn, M.D.
Dr. Watson and Mr. Sherlock Holmes, by James J. Walsh, M.D.
The Search for Longevity, by Raymond Pearl, Ph.D.
Medicine and the Progress of Civilization, by Reginald Burbank.
X-Ray Within the Memory of Man, by Lewis Gregory Cole, M.D.
From the point of view of scientific information, the one most useful is the essay of Dr. Raymond Pearl.