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November 21, 1896


JAMA. 1896;XXVII(21):1114-1115. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430990038009

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In another column we publish the first of a series of lists of periodicals and books either desired by public medical libraries or that will be given to such libraries in furtherance of a work undertaken by Dr. Gould of Philadelphia.

It should be most earnestly brought home to the conscience of the profession that we need more and better public medical libraries, and that there is annually wasted most valuable literature which, with a little care and system might be made highly serviceable to medical science and progress. Every year the private libraries of physicians are being scattered or sold for old paper, while public reference-libraries are in the greatest need of the same material for completing their files or sets. Wishing to do what is possible for the purpose Dr. Gould has in view, we call especial attention to this most commendable enterprise. It is Dr. Gould's intention

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