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March 8, 1941

Index-Catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon General's Office, United States Army (Army Medical Library). Authors and Subjects. Fourth Series. Vol. V: Eager-Fyfe

JAMA. 1941;116(10):1034. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820100128031

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Abstract

The fifth volume of this noteworthy contribution to medical bibliography proceeds from Richard Eager, who wrote a book for probation of nurses in mental hospitals, to John William Fyfe, who published in 1903 a work on materia medica. The Army Medical Library now includes approximately 413,725 volumes and 598,002 pamphlets of all sorts, including letters, broadsides and medical theses. This represents, according to Col. Harold W. Jones, now librarian, about one half of the total medical literary production of the world from the beginning of printing until today. Efforts are being made by the library to obtain the other half. During the current year several extraordinary works were purchased, dating back to 1548 and other works in the sixteenth century. There was added also a rare broadside, illustrating Siamese twins, which was printed in 1512. The library now receives approximately two thousand, two hundred periodicals. This index is one of

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