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January 19, 1884

A Chicago Medical Library.

JAMA. 1884;II(3):71. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390280015004

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—The Chicago Medical Society has recently completed arrangements with the authorities of the Chicago Public Library to have a regular department for medical books, to be cared for, and rendered accessible for use, under the same regulations and officers as the rest of the public library. The Medical Society appropriated $500 of the surplus in its treasury for the purpose of purchasing the first installment of books for this library. We say first installment, although soon after the great fire of this city in 1871, the Chicago Medical College, Medical Department of the Northwestern University, having accumulated a library of seven or eight hundred volumes, without a convenient library room in which to keep it safely, had the books transferred to the Public Library of the city, where they have since remained, and will constitute a part of this new collection of medical books. The present arrangement with the authorities

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