Army Medical Library Records 1948-1952


Army Medical Library Records, 1948-1952

Army Medical Library Records 1948-1952

Minutes of committee meetings which provided the rationale for and made the decision to suspend the Library's production of the Index Catalogue.


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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...

Army Medical Library (U.S.) (corporateBody)

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, 1...