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June 30, 1956

Armed Forces Medical Library Catalog: A Cumulative List of Works Represented by Armed Forces Medical Library Cards, 1950-1954

JAMA. 1956;161(9):925. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970090151035

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When the decision to discontinue the Index-Catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon General's Office was made, it was proposed to replace it by the Armed Forces Medical Library Catalog to continue the record as far as books, pamphlets, and serials are concerned. The present six-volume work is a cumulative list of medical titles and material of medical interest catalogued or recatalogued by the Library from 1950 through 1954, superseding earlier annual volumes for the first four years. The publication contains about 75,000 titles and covers literature in many languages from countries throughout the world. Because of the library's extensive acquisition program, the major output of current medical literature is represented as well as material of earlier date, including that cataloged by the history of medicine division. The catalog is divided into two parts, one listing entries alphabetically by author and the other presenting an alphabetical arrangement of subjects. With

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