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Robert B. Austin Early American Medical Imprints: checklist, page proofs, and other draft materials 1951-1961
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Biographical Note

Robert B. Austin was a reference librarian and Head of NLM's Circulation and Book Custody Section. Initially begun in 1946 as a project to identify Americana in NLM's collections, it was expanded in the 1950s to include comprehensive information covering the holdings of libraries across the country. The preliminary list, produced in 1958 was amended and augmented before being published in 1961.