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To the Editor:—
A new "Aid to Britain" has been established by the Medical Library Association. Letters were sent a few months ago to the medical libraries of England and Scotland asking how much damage had been suffered to their books. The Medical Library Association has offered to restore these losses as far as possible from duplicate books and journals in the American medical libraries.The British librarians are responding enthusiastically, saying that such an understanding of their difficulties and the desire to cooperate in rehabilitating libraries that have suffered damage through enemy action make the burden easier to bear. Most of the libraries succeeded in moving their books to safer areas before the bombing reached their buildings. However, they have suffered considerable loss of recent journals through sinking of vessels enroute to England. Shipments of November issues of American journals seem to have been particularly unfortunate.The medical library
Cooksley FA. BRITISH LIBRARIES SUFFER LOSSES. JAMA. 1941;117(15):1283–1284. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820410061030