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July 20, 1889


JAMA. 1889;XIII(3):95. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.04440020023009

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The "Jewell Library" has lately been secured as the nucleus of a great medical library for Chicago. It contains about three thousand volumes which embrace the most valuable medical literature published up to the time of Dr. Jewell's death. The necessary subscriptions were secured from a few medical men in an incredibly short time. Thus a valuable collection of medical works has been saved from being scattered under the auctioneer's hammer and the library of one of the most devoted doctors Chicago has ever known is again made available to every reader. It is expected that the Chicago Public Library will take care of these books and the additions which will be made to bring them down to the present time, until a suitable building is provided for their reception. Such building, to render the library accessible, must be centrally located. This will add greatly to the primary outlay. It

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