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The extensive and thoughtfully conceived Dictionary of Medical Biography is therefore valuable. Its five volumes offer much to those who are interested professionally or avocationally in the development of the fields of clinical medicine, medical science, and public health Both a substantial compilation of scholarship and a notable administrative feat, the Dictionary of Medical Biography seems likely to find a variety of uses and users.
It will aid historians, serve as a resource for students, and provide health professionals and medical scientists with historical knowledge that will deepen their perspective and enhance their teaching and writing. It also offers fine browsing.
Rather, the insightful and well written essays go beyond merely listing individuals and recording their medical or scientific achievements. For one thing, the articles illustrate the contrasting personalities of some of modern medicine's unlikely champions In a world where Western medicine dominates, it is easy to ignore the diverse and distinct systems of medicine still prevalent around the world.
Helpfully, this dictionary includes introductory essays on Islamic, Chinese, South Asian, South East Asian, and Japanese systems of medicine, guiding readers to biographies of interest.
Biographies are written not only to inform but also to inspire. This compendium is a wonderful counter to Oscar Wilde's cynicism-Every great man nowadays has his disciples, and it is always Judas who writes the biography.
But try to recall a celebrated doctor, medical researcher, or health-care activist, and many of us will be forced to think hard.
With the Dictionary of Medical Biography, we now have a valuable tool to remind us of who the major individuals are and what role they played in medical history Engineers, physicians, social scientists and philosophers only appeared "when their work was intrinsically related to the sciences of nature or to mathematics. All articles list a selection of the original works of the subject, as well as a comprehensive list of the secondary literature about them which may be in any language , including early works as well as more contemporary ones.
The first volume of the Dictionary was first put out in , under the general editorship of Charles Coulston Gillispie.
The set was completed in Volume 15 is Supplement I; it contains additional biographies as well as topical essays on non-Western scientific traditions. Volume 16 is the general index.