National Library of Medicine clippings collection, 1886-1959.


National Library of Medicine clippings collection, 1886-1959.

National Library of Medicine clippings collection, 1886-1959.

Includes some memoranda and reprints. Materials refer to collections, buildings, and personnel of the Library and the Public Health Service.

2 v. ; 42 cm.

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