Now available on the Internet Archive is the full text of History of Medicine and Surgery and Physicians and Surgeons of Chicago, published in 1922. Sponsored by the Chicago Medical Society, the book provides biographical information on leading physicians and surgeons in the metropolitan area from 1803 to 1922. Biographies are arranged in chronological order.
It also includes the history of medical institutions in Chicago, beginning with Mercy Hospital, which was launched as Illinois General Hospital of the Lakes in 1850. The histories continue through the establishment in 1921 of United States Public Health Hospital No. 2, also known as the Edward Hines, Jr., [VA] Hospital. Other sections of the book cover health departments and medical societies.
To view the publication, go to http://www.archive.org/details/historyofmedicin00biog.
Source: History of Medicine and Surgery and Physicians and Surgeons of Chicago. Chicago: The Biographical Publishing Corp., 1922.
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