Army Medical Library Director's Correspondence 1936-1940
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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...
Harold Wellington Jones (1877-1958) was born in Cambridge, Mass. He attended M.I.T. and received his M.D. degree from Harvard in 1901. He graduated from Army Medical School in 1906. He served with Pershing in Mexico (1914-16), where he organized the army's first motor ambulance company. During World War I Jones helped develop motor ambulances and commanded the Beau Desert base hospital in France. A surgeon, Jones served at Staten Island, Fort Stotsenburg in the Philippines, Fort Leavenworth and ...