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June 30, 1956

Index-Catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon General's Office: Authors and Subjects. Fourth series, Vol. XI: MH-MN

JAMA. 1956;161(9):925. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970090151033

This volume is the last one to be published under the traditional format of the 57 previous volumes beginning with the first one of the first series printed in 1880. Most of volume 9 is occupied by a military section of about 950 pages with entries under subjects arranged alphabetically. The volume also includes a list of abbreviations for serial publications used in the fourth series, supplementing the one in volume 10. Since a supplementary series of several volumes covering selected monographic material processed before 1950, mostly from the backlog of unpublished cards, is in preparation, the present issue does not literally represent the end of the Index-Catalogue, but from the ideologic point of view it finishes a tremendous bibliographic project whose original ambitious plan has become outdated because it could not cope with the overwhelming increase in medical literature. The letter of transmittal in the present volume summarizes the

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