McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, was founded in 1979 by Robert McFarland Franklin in Jefferson, North Carolina. From the beginning, McFarland has been a library-oriented publisher, producing comprehensive reference works and scholarly monographs on a wide variety of subjects, including a few history of medicine and healthcare topics. McFarland is now one of the leading publishers of academic nonfiction in the United States, offering about 6,000 titles in print. McFarland publishes nearly 400 new titles each year, and almost all new books are published simultaneously in a print version and an ebook version. McFarland’s health sciences list is small, and they have sent us just eight titles since 2010, six of which have been reviewed.