Medicine: Miller on Lungs

Three weeks ago Publisher Charles C. Thomas of Springfield, Ill. issued 1,500 copies of a small monograph called The Lung by Anatomist William Snow Miller of the University of Wisconsin. Price was $7.50. The issue was sold out in a fortnight and last week zealous doctors offered as high as $50 for a copy. This rare situation in the history of medical publishing was attributable to the fact that in the history of medicine there had never before appeared so thoroughgoing a study of the human lung. Dr. Miller's 20g-page monograph—including an affectionate...

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