Bibliographical Notices Biographical Sketches of Distinguished Living New York Surgeons . By Samuel W. Francis, A.M., M.D. New York: published by John Bradburn. 1866

1866 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
delphia, is particularly deserving of notice. He has demonstrated that the poisonous properties of this plant are due to the presence of an acid and not to any volatile alkaloid, as has been supposed. He proposes for this the name of toxicodendric acid. There is also a valuable paper on the economical use of alcohol in the preparation of extracts, by Dr. Squibb. These sketches were first published in the Philadelphia Medical and Surgical Reporter. They are brief, highly eulogistic, and impress
more » ... istic, and impress the reader with the great number of distinguished surgeons in New York. The gentlemen, whose names, merits and operations are thus presented to public view are
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