National Library of Medicine Records 1952-1966
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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...
Claudius F. Mayer was born in Eger, Hungary in 1899. He earned his M.D. in 1925 at the Royal Hungarian Pazmany Peter University in Budapest. From 1925 to 1930 he worked as a pathologist and intern at the University of Budapest and Hospital of National Institute for Social Insurance. From 1928 to 1930 at Budapest's Ministry of Health, Museum for Public Health and Sociology, Mayer began working as a consultant in medical history and bibliography. He moved to the United States and was medical direc...