Callisen the age of the great one-manbibliography of medicine may be said to have come to an end. After his time the bibliographies which embraced all of medicine and covered any large-scale span of time were compiled by groups of workers toiling under the general editorship of an executive, using the books and journals owned by some institution, and published as a group project. ThisIhave characterized as the industrial revolution in bibliography, andIpropose to discuss this theory in more detail in the following pages. Because it is not thepurpose of this work to go into the problems of the industrial revolution as an economic force in other fields or even to discuss when the industrial revolution occurred, no attempt will be made to cite more than the most obvious literature, which is used merely as background for the discussion. The industrial revolution can be characterized by the change from the hand work and home system of the production of goods to the machine system and the factory production of these same goods. 1 The industrial revolution 1 "Machinery wassubstituted for hand tools... A secondresult was the destructionofthe domesticsystem ofhouse work...and the substitution thereforofthe factorysystem. " E.L. Bogart. IndustrialRevolution
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