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November 6, 1943

A Handbook of Medical Library Practice Including Annotated Bibliographical Guides to the Literature and History of the Medical and Allied Sciences

JAMA. 1943;123(10):663. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840450065035

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This volume was compiled by a committee of the Medical Library Association under the leadership of Janet Doe of the Library of the New York Academy of Medicine. An original manuscript prepared by M. Irene Jones was the basis for the complete work. Data are here made available that are not easily found in many other places. There is, for example, a list of medical libraries possessing a hundred thousand or more volumes in and out of America. There are chapters on periodical and book selection, ordering, cataloguing, subject headings, classification, pamphlets, pictures, maps and microfilms, a discussion of rare books and a guide to bibliographies, biographic collections and histories. The final chapter is a consideration of reference work by Eileen R. Cunningham. While the book will not have much of an appeal for the average physician, it is well nigh invaluable to any one concerned with libraries in the

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