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Title: Ground breaking ceremony: National Library of Medicine, Friday June 12, 1959, 2:30 p.m. at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
Scope Note: In 1956, by terms of Public Law 941, 84th Congress, transferred to the Public Health Service, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, as the National Library of Medicine. To be established on this site in 1961, the 125th anniversary of its founding. Speakers included Champ Lyons, Willilam R. Andrew, Arthur S. Flemming, John E. Fogarty, Melvin R. Laird, Gordon Allott, Lister Hill, and R. E. Handran. Music by the United States Army Band.
Subject terms:
Libraries, Medical
Anniversaries and Special Events
United States
National Library of Medicine (U.S.)
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