Army Medical Library (U.S.)

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The Army Medical Library began in 1836 when Surgeon General of the Army Joseph Lovell first established a collection of medical literature for official use. John Shaw Billings, the first Librarian, greatly increased collections and initiated the Index Catalogue. By 1936 the library held more than a million items and was considered one of the premier medical libraries in the world.

From the guide to the Materials relating to the one hundredth anniversary of the Army Medical Library, 1936-1939, (History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine)

The Army Medical Library's Committee of Consultants for the Study of the Indexes to Medical Literature first met in September 1948. Its mandate was to study the Library's four indices - Index Catalogue, Index Medicus, Quarterly Cumulative Index Medicus, and Current List of Medical Literature - and determine whether they should be modified or eliminated in light of the demands of modern medical indexing. Its last meeting was in May 1952.

From the description of Army Medical Library records, 1948-1952. (National Library of Medicine). WorldCat record id: 14322965

From the guide to the Army Medical Library Records, 1948-1952, (History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine)

The U.S. Army Surgeon General's library was established in 1836. It was renamed The Army Medical Library in 1922. In 1956 it was transferred to U.S. Public Health Service and renamed National Library of Medicine.

From the description of Army Medical Library archives, 1948-1950. (National Library of Medicine). WorldCat record id: 14325633

From the guide to the Army Medical Library Archives, 1948-1950, (History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Schullian, Dorothy M. (Dorothy May), 1906-1989. Dorothy M. Schullian travel notes, 1955-1987. National Library of Medicine
creatorOf [Collection of material regarding the Army Medical Library and Army Medical Museum]. Stanford University Lane Medical Library
referencedIn Arthur Newman Tasker Papers, 1906-1979 History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine
creatorOf Paris theses and other records, 1869-1944, U.S. Army Medical Library History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn National Library of Medicine (U.S.). History of Medicine Division. Register of patrons in the reading room, [1943-199-?]. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Percy Moreau Ashburn Papers, 1913-1947 History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn History of the Library of the Surgeon-General's Office, Washington, D.C. / C.G. Toepper, 1934 History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine
creatorOf Army Medical Library (U.S.). Army Medical Library correspondence, 1936-1940. National Library of Medicine
creatorOf Army Medical Library Archives, 1916-1951 History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine
creatorOf Army Medical Library Archives, 1948-1950 History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Library of the Surgeon-General's Office acquisition records of publications, 1868-1948. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn National Library of Medicine clippings collection, 1886-1959. National Library of Medicine
creatorOf Materials relating to the one hundredth anniversary of the Army Medical Library, 1936-1939. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Association of Honorary Consultants to the Army Medical Library Records, 1943-1966 History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Centennial of the Army Medical Library : address of Humphry Davy Rolleston, 1936-1944 History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Dorothy M. Schullian Travel Notes, 1955-1987 History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine
creatorOf Army Medical Library Records, 1948-1952 History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Harold Wellington Jones Papers, 1878-1958 History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn United States Surgeon General's Office annual reports (excerpts), 1815-1941, c.1957 History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Library of the Surgeon-General's Office acquisition records of publications, 1868-1953 History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Fulton, John F. (John Farquhar), 1899-1960. John Farquhar Fulton papers, 1892-1988 (inclusive), 1920-1960 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn United States. Surgeon-General's Office. United States Surgeon-General's Office annual reports (excerpts), 1815-1941. National Library of Medicine
creatorOf Army Medical Library (U.S.). Army Medical Library correspondence, 1932-1936. National Library of Medicine
creatorOf Army Medical Library correspondence pertaining to the Index Catalogue, 1916-1930 History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine
creatorOf Jurjānī, Ismāʻīl ibn Ḥasan, 1042 or 3-1136 or 7. Zakhīrah-ʼi Khvārazmshāhī [microform]. / Jurjānī. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Gillmore, Emma Wheat, b. 1867. Emma Wheat Gillmore papers, 1948-1964. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Association of Honorary Consultants to the Army Medical Library. Association of Honorary Consultants to the Army Medical Library records, 1940-1966. National Library of Medicine
creatorOf Army Medical Library (U.S.). Army Medical Library records, 1948-1952. National Library of Medicine
creatorOf Army Medical Library (U.S.). Army Medical Library correspondence, 1918-1932. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Documents relating to the construction and location of the Army Medical Library, 1938-1948. National Library of Medicine
creatorOf Materials relating to the one hundredth anniversary of the Army Medical Library, 1936-1939 History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Rockefeller Foundation. Report of a survey of the Army Medical Library : financed by the Rockefeller Foundation and made under the auspices of the American Library Association, 1944. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Tasker, Arthur Newman, 1878-1977. Arthur Newman Tasker papers, 1906-1979. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Jones, Harold Wellington, 1877-1958. Harold Wellington Jones papers, 1878-1958. National Library of Medicine
creatorOf Army Medical Library (U.S.). Army Medical Library archives, 1916-1951. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Toepper, C. G. (Charles G.), 1874-1942. History of the Library of the Surgeon-General's Office, Washington, D.C. / C.G. Toepper 1934. National Library of Medicine
creatorOf Army Medical Library (U.S.). Army Medical Library correspondence pertaining to the Index Catalogue, 1916-1930. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Harvey Cushing Correspondence, 1930-1939 History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Emma Wheat Gillmore Papers, 1948-1964 History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Fielding Hudson Garrison Papers, 1910-1957 History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine
creatorOf Army Medical Library (U.S.). Army Medical Library archives, 1948-1950. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Rolleston, Humphry Davy, Sir, 1862-1944. Centennial of the Army Medical Library : address of Humphry Davy Rolleston, [1936?] National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Garrison, Fielding H. (Fielding Hudson), 1870-1935. Fielding H. Garrison papers, 1910-1957. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn John Farquhar Fulton papers, 1892-1988, 1920-1960 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
Role Title Holding Repository
Place Name Admin Code Country
District of Columbia
District of Columbia
District of Columbia
United States
District of Columbia
United States
Subject
Libraries, Medical
Abstracting and Indexing as Topic
Catalogs, Library
Libraries, Medical--history
Libraries, Medical--organization & administration
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Corporate Body

Active 1916

Active 1951

Americans

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