Beautiful certificate from the American Medicine Publishing Company issued in 1901. This historic document was printed by Kitterlinus Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of the company logo. This item has the signatures of the Company's President, George M. Gould and Treasurer and is over 107 years old.
George Milbry Gould was born on 8 November 1848. He received an A.B. degree from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1873, and in 1874 graduated from Harvard Divinity School. In 1888 Gould received an M.D. degree from Jefferson Medical College, followed a year later by an A.M. degree from Ohio Wesleyan. Gould settled in Philadelphia where he specialized in ophthalmology. In addition to his ophthalmological practice, Gould was an active writer and editor. Among his more notable accomplishments were the compilation of medical dictionaries (continued today by Blackiston's New Gould Medical Dictionary), and his editorship of the Philadelphia Medical Journal, American Medicine, and Medical News. Under Gould's direction the Association of Medical Librarians (later the Medical Library Association) was formed.. Gould died in Atlantic City, New Jersey on 8 August 1922 at the age of seventy-three. History from the National Library of Medicine.