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American:

Bullough VL, Church O, Stein AP, eds. American nursing: a biographical dictionary. 1988. Hist ref WZ112.5 N8 A512a 1988

Green, P.F., “Levi Rogers: Frontier Doctor, Pastor and Statesman,” parts 1,2,3, Ohio Medical Journal 62(1966):118-121, 212-214, 288-291.

Hafner AW, ed. Directory of deceased American physicians, 1800-1929: a genealogical guide to over 149,000 medical practitioners…. 2 vols. 1993. Hist ref W22 AA1 D598dd 1993

Halloway LM, Feind EN, Holloway GN, eds. Medical obituaries: American physicians’ biographical notices in selected medical journals before 1907. 1981. Hist ref ZWZ112 H745m 1981

Kaufman M, Galishoff S, Savitt TL, eds. Dictionary of American medical biography. 2 vols. 1984. Hist ref WZ140 AA1 D554d 1984 Selective; covers chiefly the more important figures in medicine.

Kelley HA and Burrage WL, eds. Dictionary of American medical biography: lives of eminent physicians of the United States and Canada, from the earliest times. 1928. Hist ref WZ140 AA1 K29d 1928

New York Academy of Medicine. Portrait Catalogue. Hist ref ZWZ336 qN532p. A wonderful resource, more valuable and useful than is apparent by the title. Gives citations where one find portraits of individuals — often the picures accompanied biographical sketches or obituaries.

International or country-specific

Callisen ACP,ed. Medizinisches schriffsteller-lexicon der jetzt lebenden aertze, wundartze, geburtshelfer, apotherker, und naturforscher aller gebildeten volker. vols. 1-33 (1830-45). RB Hist ref Z6658 C162m 1830-45

Gillispie CC, ed. Dictionary of scientific biography. 16 vols. 1970-80. Hist ref Q141 D554d 1970-80. Selective, of major figures, with articles composed by authorities, with accompanying bibliography.

Hirsch A. Biographisches Lexikon der hervorragenden Arzte aller Zeiten und Volker. 6 vols. 1884-88. RB Hist ref WZ112 B615h 1884-88

Beighton P and G. Men behind the syndrome. 1981. Hist ref WZ112 B422m 1981 Bailey H and Bishop WJ. Notable names in medicine and surgery. 3rd ed. 1959. Hist ref WZ112 B154n 1959

Jablonski S. Jablonski’s dictionary of syndromes and eponymic diseases. 2d ed. 1991. Allen ref WB 15 J11i2 1991

Lourie JA. Medical eponyms: who was Coudet? 1982. Allen ref 13 L892m 1982

Magalini SI. Dictionary of medical syndromes. 4th ed. 1997. Allen ref WB15 M188d4 1997

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