Rogers, Frank B. (Frank Bradway), 1914-1987

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Birth 1914-12-31
Death 1987-07-27

Biographical notes:

Frank Bradway Rogers was the first permanent Director of the Army Medical Library. He also served as the Director of the University of Colorado Medical Center Library at Denver from 1963 through 1975. As a surgical resident at Walter Reed Army Hospital, he was offered the position of head of the Army Medical Library. He subsequently received a library degree from Columbia, and continued to instill the belief that a physician should be head of the National Library of Medicine. His tenure at the library, 1949-1963, was one of major changes. It included instituting a new classification system, closing of the Index Catalogue, development of computerized indexing and retrieval projects culminating in MEDLARS, loaning microfilm in lieu of materials when possible, planning and construction of a new building, and a major organizational change from the Army Medical Library to the Armed Forces Library to the National Library of Medicine as part of the Public Health Service and the National Institutes of Health.

From the description of Frank Bradway Rogers papers, 1948-1982. (National Library of Medicine). WorldCat record id: 50124888

Frank Bradway Rogers was the first permanent Director of the Army Medical Library. He also served as the Director of the University of Colorado Medical Center Library at Denver from 1963 through 1975. As a surgical resident at Walter Reed Army Hospital, he was offered the position of head of the Army Medical Library. He subsequently received a library degree from Columbia, and continued to instill the belief that a physician should be head of the National Library of Medicine.

His tenure at the library, 1949-1963, was one of major changes. It included instituting a new classification system, closing of the Index Catalogue, development of computerized indexing and retrieval projects culminating in MEDLARS, loaning microfilm in lieu of materials when possible, planning and construction of a new building, and a major organizational change from the Army Medical Library to the Armed Forces Library to the National Library of Medicine as part of the Public Health Service and the National Institutes of Health.

From the guide to the Frank Bradway Rogers Papers, 1949-1981, (History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine)

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  • Libraries, Medical
  • Libraries--Automation
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