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October 17, 1931

Celebration of the Centennial of the Library of the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the State of Maryland, 1830-1930.

JAMA. 1931;97(16):1174-1175. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730160056045

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In 1830, the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the State of Maryland founded a library. Last year the faculty prepared a centennial exhibit to visualize the period in Baltimore at the time of the founding of the library. Prints of Baltimore of that period were lent for the occasion, the series of bookplates used by the library was shown, and the atmosphere of those early days was in large measure recreated. In addition to the exhibit prepared by the committee, the chairman of which was Dr. John Ruhräh, there were addresses by Dr. Archibald Malloch, librarian of the New York Academy of Medicine, on "A Century of American Medical Libraries"; Dr. Lewellys F. Barker, Johns Hopkins University, "The Development of Internal Medicine During the Past One Hundred Years"; Dr. Irving S. Cutter, dean of Northwestern University Medical School, "Surgical Progress of the Century"; Dr. Joseph Collins of New York, "Progress

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