Army Medical Library Director's Correspondence 1932-1936


Army Medical Library Director's Correspondence 1932-1936

Official papers of the Library for the years Edgar Erskine Hume was librarian.



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National Library of Medicine (U.S.) (corporateBody)

In the 1870s the Surgeon General's library occupied space in Ford's theater in Washington, D.C. Beginning in 1872 library officials began seeking legislative funding and approval for a proper building. Concerted efforts during the 1880s won approval for a new building at 7th and Independence, which was occupied in 1887. In the 1910s, having outgrown this facility, the library began requesting another new building. These attempts failed until 1938, when a new Armed Forces Medical Library building...

Hume, Edgar Erskine, 1889-1952 (person)

Edgar Erskine Hume, a major general in the U.S. Army medical corps, was born in Frankfort, Kentucky, in 1889. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Centre College in Danville and earned a medical degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1913. He entered the U.S. Army medical corps in 1916 and commanded all American hospitals in Italy before transferring to France near the end of World War I. He later directed the American Red Cross in Serbia during a typhus epidemic. During World War II,...

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