Volume 22, No.4 - Winter 1976
Editors of this issue: J.A. Račkauskas
Copyright © 1976 LITUANUS Foundation, Inc.

G. Česnys, S. Pavilonis, Lietuvos Antropologijos Bibliografija (1470 -1970) (A Bibliography of Lithuanian Anthropology, 1470-1970), Vilnius, Lietuvos TSR Sveikatos Apsaugos Ministerija, Valstybinė Mokslinė Medicinos Biblioteka (Lithuanian Library of Medicine), 1974, 236 pp.

The bibliography lists 2297 references of three types: anthropological works by Lithuanian authors, books and articles published in Lithuania, and foreign publications on the anthropology of Lithuanians. The latter group consists mainly of works by Russian, Polish and German authors. There are only a handful of references in English. Books, monographs, dissertations, summaries of dissertations, scientific and popular articles from journals, magazines and some newspapers (including a few propaganda features), as well as significant unpublished manuscripts up to and including the year 1970, have been included.

References are listed under the basic headings of: Topics of General Interest, History of Anthropology, Biographical Articles, Sources of Anthropological Bibliography, Methods of Anthropological Investigation, Palaeoanthropology, Physical Anthropology, Physiological Anthropology, Applied Anthropology and Ethnic Anthropology. The Appendix contains an author index in both Latin and Russian alphabets, as well as a geographical index. Contents, Preface, section headings and explanation of abbreviations are in three languages: Lithuanian, Russian and English.

In their Preface, the authors, Prof. Dr. S. Pavilonis and Asst. Prof. G. Česnys of Vilnius University, Dept. of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, express the hope that "this book will be of interest to anthropologists, specialists of forensic and sports medicine, pediatricians, hygienists, biologists, archaeologists, historians and linguists, as well as the general public — in short, to everybody interested in the history of Lithuanian science and culture". To fulfill this hope, they must have combed the scientific libraries of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia for several years. From nearly 2300 references, only about one dozen are noted as not having been checked de visu. The authors must be congratulated for performing such a mammoth task.

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