Study of the sick conference: oral history collection, 20-22 May 1991.
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Judith P. Swazey, PhD, principal investigator, the Acadia Institute ; Renée C. Fox, PHD, co-principal investigator, the University of Pennsylvania. From the guide to the Records of research of Judith Swazey and Renée Fox, 1955-1987, (History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine) ...
The Study of the Sick conference was held on May 20-22, 1991 at the Allegheney General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. It was organized by Judith Swazey of the Acadia Institute (Bar Harbor, ME) and co-sponsored by the National Library of Medicine and the Alleghany-Singer Research Institute (Pittsburgh). According to the conference proceedings, the "goals of the conference were to generate an account of an especially creative and productive era in clinical research that ocurred in the Un...
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...