This bibliography was initially compiled in the mid -1970s by Charles Roland and Paul Potter, it was published by the Hannah Institute for the History of Medicine - Associated Medical Services in 1979. This revised and updated online edition has been produced with the encouragement of both Dr. Roland and Dr. Potter and the permission of Associated Medical Services.
The initial intention was simply to digitise the printed work but on closer examination it was clear that revisions and additions were needed. Dr. Roland had collected some of these since 1979 and events such as the closure and merger of libraries had made the location listings for the titles quite inaccurate. After considerable thought it was decided to eliminate this feature from the online edition because since 1979 the advent of online library catalogues and, in particular, the free availability of the Canadian union catalogue, AMICUS. (http://amicus.collectionscanada.ca/aaweb/aalogine.htm) makes finding Canadian locations very much easier and more accurate The index of places of publication has not been reproduced as most web-browsers allow one to search for words, such as "Montreal" or "Vancouver" and find these directly. The index of 'medical editors' has been converted to a dynamic index and the birth and death dates of editors have been expanded and moved from the text to the index.