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"[F]ills a big gap….The Bynums have probably produced as good a Dictionary of Medical Biography as could be compiled. No one is more qualified to organize large projects: W.F. Bynum placed the recent history of medicine on the map and demonstrated how energy and imagination could combine to bring scholars together to work in groups. His and Helen BynuM&Apos;s Dictionary of Medical Biography is a fitting culmination to two distinguished careers."
Times Literary Supplement
"International in scope, the 1,140 medical biographies are written by a collection of 384 medical scholars from around the globe and range from ancient history to the present. They represent the social changes and major trends in medicine….The encyclopedia's editors, W.F. and Helen Bynum, have done a good job in making the information eminently accessible as well as aesthetically appealing. Each volume includes a list of all entries, and handsome black-and-white photographs and illustrations enhance and augment the text."
College & Research Libraries
"This is an impressive addition to the existing number of dictionaries of medical or scientific biography which, given the potential of the subject, is still limited in scope. This dictionary is particularly to be welcomed for its inclusive coverage across medical systems, time periods and cultures….The principle editors have been meticulous in their compilation of what has been a massive scholarly enterprise….this Dictionary of Medical Biography should prove to be an essential reference tool in the social history of medicine, as well as an aid for absorbing browsing."
"[F]ills a long-standing gap in English-language reference sources in the history of medicine….[G]oes way beyond English-speaking and Continental physicians to include practitioners from around the world. The editors, W.F. Bynum and Helen Bynum, recruited an international editorial board of historians of medicine so that the coverage would be cosmopolitan….[A] major reference resource for all academic libraries."