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December 24, 1973

The Internist's Library

Author Affiliations

Medical Center Library Vanderbilt University Nashville, Tenn

JAMA. 1973;226(13):1569. doi:10.1001/jama.1973.03230130057028

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To the Editor.—  I will not venture an interpretation of the recommendation of the American College of Physicians (226:352, 1973) any more than I will get embroiled in "listsmanship" (the art of compiling and defending lists of recommended works).I would like to say, however, that if the cost of a personal library for the internist, or any health practitioner, is the inhibiting factor, then might not a small, regular contribution toward the support (or establishment of a local health-science library be a sensible alternative? This would provide reasonable assurance that books and journals would be available when needed.Existing health-science libraries of all kinds are hard-pressed by rising costs, while many communities in the nation lack even a modicum of local medical library service.