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October 28, 1939

THE STUDENT SECTION of the Journal of the American Medical Association: Devoted to the Educational Interests and Welfare of Medical Students, Interns and Residents in Hospitals

JAMA. 1939;113(18):1683-1696. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800430075051

Organization of the Small Hospital Library  WILLIAM D. INLOW, M.D.SHELBYVILLE, IND.From time to time the American Medical Association1 through the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals issues suggested lists of medical books and journals suitable for hospital libraries. Such libraries are now required in all institutions approved for the training of interns and for graduate study in the specialties. The library requirements of the private clinic and of various medical associations are similar to those of the hospital and can be considered with them. The Council in its recommendations discusses the organization of such a library only in the briefest way, leaving aside entirely the problem of the classification of the collection which would accrue if their suggestions should be followed.The needs, aims and uses of the library in the hospital and clinic are special and differ both from those of the public library with a