Williams & Wilkins Co. v. The United States records, 1938-1982 (bulk 1958-1982).
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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...
Graduated from Duke University School of Medicine in 1944 and was the director of the National Library of Medicine from 1964 to 1984. From the description of Oral history interview with Martin Marc Cummings, 2005. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 166230630 ...
On 27 February 1968 the Williams & Wilkins Co., a major publisher of medical and scientific books and journals, filed a petition in the U.S. Court of Claims against the United States of America. They charged that the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health library violated the company's copyright by duplicating for interlibrary loan articles from journals published by Williams & Wilkins. By the time the case was finally settled by the Supreme Court...