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—In The Journal, October 17, appeared a statement relative to the new home of the New York Academy of Medicine, saying that its public medical library is the only one in New York. Mr. Charles Frankenberger, librarian of the Medical Society of the County of Kings, writes that this statement is erroneous. Since its consolidation in 1898, New York City has comprised the five boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and Richmond. The Library of the New York Academy of Medicine is not the only public medical library in New York. It is the only public medical library in the Borough of Manhattan. But in the Borough of Brooklyn is the Library of the Medical Society of Kings. This library, established in 1844, is the only public medical library in Brooklyn and on Long Island. It contains 100,000 volumes and receives regularly
"New Home for New York Academy of Medicine.". JAMA. 1925;85(18):1410. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02670180066023