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JAMA. 1946;130(15):1018-1019. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870150036012.
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THE ARMY MEDICAL LIBRARY  Since 1836, when the Army Medical Library was first established, it has grown and developed, both in the contents and in its functions. Today it includes more than a million items, of which more than 500,000 are bound volumes. Its special collection includes a medical art collection with some 10,000 items and references to more than 50,000 portraits and illustrations. It houses 513 medical incunabula, and of some early published medical works it has the only copy known. Its contributions to medical bibliography, especially the Index Catalogue, have been among the most significant of the factors associated with the tremendous advance of medical science not only in the United States but throughout the world. In 1941 Congress passed a bill authorizing a new library and museum to be located on Capitol Hill. After extensive consultations with the librarian, drawings were made by the architects and a


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