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June 2, 1906


JAMA. 1906;XLVI(22):1698. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02510490044005

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There are in this country several very large medical libraries, some of them as complete as any in existence. Thus the most complete medical library is that in the office of the surgeon-general of the U. S. Army, at Washington. Naturally, the other large libraries are located in large cities, the so-called medical centers of the country, although it is true that certain universities, whose homes are in smaller towns, have fairly extensive collections of medical books.

A few years ago a wave of agitation in favor of better and more medical libraries passed over the country, the influence of which is yet felt, especially in certain cities in which the desire to establish medical libraries seems to have taken firm hold. There has been organized, too, an Association of Medical Libraries which, in addition to holding an annual meeting, renders tangible service to its members by means of a

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