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Author: Cummings, Martin Marc, 1920-2011
Title: A Brief History of the American Medical Literature: 1776-1976, 1974
Occasion: Presented to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Medical Society, University of Oklahoma Medical Center, Oklahoma City, Okla.
MMC Commentary: This speech was given before the Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Medical Society and included historical facts related to the American medical literature. I again took this opportunity to bring to the audience's attention the two Americans who wrote most productively at the turn of the century and who were close friends, John Shaw Billings and Sir William Osler. Billings was our country's greatest bibliographer and librarian, while Osler was the most notable medical teacher and clinician. Billings and Osler were the most influential physicians in establishing the role of the medical library in support of patient care and continuing medical education.
Subject terms:
National Library of Medicine (U.S.)
History of Medicine
Abstracting and Indexing
Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Medical Society
University of Oklahoma Medical Center
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894
Thatcher, Thomas
Mather, Cotton, 1663-1728
Colonial Medicine
First Medical Library, Pennsylvania Hospital
American Philosophical Society
Billings, John S. (John Shaw), 1838-1913
Morgan, John, 1735-1789
Shippen, William, 1736?-1808
Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813
Cadwalader, Thomas, 1707 or 8-1779
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790
Long, Crawford Williamson, 1815-1878
Beaumont, William, 1785-1853
Keys, Thomas E. (Thomas Edward), 1908-
Mitchell, S. Weir (Silas Weir), 1829-1914
Drake, Daniel, 1785-1852
Osler, William, Sir, 1849-1919