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May 15, 1937

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JAMA. 1937;108(20):1718-1719. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780200040015

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Abstract

THE ARMY MEDICAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM  In the Army Medical Library and Museum in Washington, D. C., are housed some of the finest collections available in the field of medicine. The library now contains some 400,000 bound and unbound books and approximately 600,000 pamphlets and periodicals. Included in this material are about 450 incunabula of the total 600 in existence. This library and its Index Catalogue have been recognized everywhere as among the greatest of bibliographic facilities in the world. The House of Delegates of the American Medical Association has repeatedly gone on record as favoring a new building to house these invaluable collections. The present building was constructed in 1887 and the contents of both the library and the museum have outgrown their accommodations. Whether the Army Medical Library and Museum building is erected on the site of the Army Medical Center to round out that institution, which includes

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