National Library of Medicine (U.S.). Office of the Director, Martin M. Cummings papers 1944-1989.


National Library of Medicine (U.S.). Office of the Director, Martin M. Cummings papers 1944-1989.

Scope and Contents: Administrative records, correspondence, medical research files, publications, and speeches document the administrative and medical career of Martin Marc Cummings, Director of the National Library of Medicine between 1964-1984. Materials cover Cummings' career as National Library of Medicine Director, Director Emeritus starting in 1984, and his portions of research career on sarcoidosis and tuberculosis from 1948 to 1963. The bulk of the collection consists of Cummings' administrative files as Director of the National Library of Medicine. Of special interest is Series II: NLM Administration, 1956-1982, documenting Cummings major institutional and political accomplishments such as the development of the NLM Extramural Program, the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communication, and MEDLARS. In addition, Series VI: Speeches, 1961-1983 and Series X: Publications, 1946-1982 document NLM's major milestones and achievements during his leadership. His inter-governmental work in the area of science policy, education, and computer science is best reflected in Series V: Committees and Series IV: Subject Files.

116 linear feet, (96 boxes).

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Biographical Sketch: Martin Marc Cummings (1920- ) medical educator, physician, scientific administrator, and medical librarian, made significant contributions to medical informatics and librarianship. As Director of the National Library of Medicine from 1964 to 1984, he guided the Library into the age of technology while broadening its mission. n 1949 Cummings joined the U.S. Veterans Administration's Department of Medicine and Surgery. He served from 1949 to 1953 as Chief of the Tuberculosis S...

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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...

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