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Authors : Wilson, Marjorie P., Cummings, Martin Marc, 1920-2011
Title: The National Library of Medicine: Relationships to Medical Education and Research, 1964
Occasion: Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges, Denver, Co.; Published in The Journal of Medical Education Volume 40 #3, pages 225-232.
MMC Commentary: This paper is one of many that describes Dr. John Shaw Billings's contributions to the National Library of Medicine. In this instance I mention Dr. Billings's support of medical education and medical practice. The paper calls attention to the small operating extramural program of the National Library of Medicine that came into existence in 1961. The speech explains the three general Extramural Program areas including training, research and publications supported by means of the research grant, training grants, fellowships, and contracts. It is important to note that numerous surveys indicated that one of the most prominent needs was a program for assistance in the construction of new library buildings, the renovation and rehabilitation of existing structures and the provision of equipment, resources, and personnel necessary to operate these facilities.
Subject terms:
Cummings, Martin M. (Martin Marc), 1920-
National Library of Medicine (U.S.)
History of Medicine
Education, Medical, Graduate
Research Support, NIH, Extramural
Training Support
Billings, John S. (John Shaw), 1838-1913
National Advisory Health Council
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Osler, William, Sir, 1849-1919

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