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Contributors to this Issue
Kim M. Bauer is historical research specialist at the Henry Horner Lincoln collection in the Illinois State Historical Library. He is the coeditor of the Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association. He will be a presenter at the 1998 Illinois History Conference with an essay on undiscovered public sculpture of Abraham Lincoln.
John Hoffmann is the librarian of the Illinois Historical Survey, the unit for local and state history of the library of the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. Before coming to library work, he spent four years in the history department of Earlham College, two years as editor of Michigan History, and three years as an assistant editor of The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant. He writes frequently on topics concerning Illinois history and is editor of A Guide to the History of Illinois (Greenwood, 1991).
James Harvey Young is the Charles Howard Chandler Professor Emeritus of American Social History from Emory University. He wrote his dissertation under the direction of James G. Randall at the University of Illinois. He then spent his entire academic career at Emory University. His research has focused mainly on the history of food and drug regulation and on health quackery in America. His books include The Toadstool Millionaires (Princeton University Press, 1961); The Medical Messiahs (Prince-ton University Press, 1967); Self-Dosage Medicines (Coronado Press, 1974); and American Health Quackery: Collected Essays (Princeton University Press, 1992).