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[Letter written by John Shaw Billings to potential donor]

Contributor(s):
National Library of Medicine (U.S.), publisher.
Publication:
Bethesda, MD : U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Health & Human Services, [2017]
Language(s):
English
Format:
Still image
Subject(s):
Correspondence as Topic
Billings, John S. (John Shaw), 1838-1913.
Genre(s):
Pictorial Works
Abstract:
Handwritten letter by John Shaw Billlings to potential library donor. Image caption on page 25 of the book US National Library of Medicine: "In this letter to a potential donor, May 13, 1872, John Shaw Billings explained his ambition for the library: 'I am trying to form a great national Medical Library here - a work of great labor - which I am satisfied can only be done under government auspices. We have now about 18,000 vols - on our shelves in the fireproof building of the Army Med Museum. Catalogued and open to the profession - and it is now on a proper basis as the Medical Section of the National or Congressional Library. I want to make it as complete as it can be made and the great difficulty of course is to get old pamphlets - and to complete our files of journals.'"
Rights:
The National Library of Medicine believes this item to be in the public domain. (More information)
Related Title(s):
US National Library of Medicine
Extent:
1 online resource (1 image)
Technique:
black and white
NLM Unique ID:
101706780 (See catalog record)
Contributor(s):
National Library of Medicine (U.S.), publisher.
Publication:
Bethesda, MD : U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Health & Human Services, [2017]
Language(s):
English
Format:
Still image
Subject(s):
Correspondence as Topic
Billings, John S. (John Shaw), 1838-1913.
Genre(s):
Pictorial Works
Abstract:
Handwritten letter by John Shaw Billlings to potential library donor. Image caption on page 25 of the book US National Library of Medicine: "In this letter to a potential donor, May 13, 1872, John Shaw Billings explained his ambition for the library: 'I am trying to form a great national Medical Library here - a work of great labor - which I am satisfied can only be done under government auspices. We have now about 18,000 vols - on our shelves in the fireproof building of the Army Med Museum. Catalogued and open to the profession - and it is now on a proper basis as the Medical Section of the National or Congressional Library. I want to make it as complete as it can be made and the great difficulty of course is to get old pamphlets - and to complete our files of journals.'"
Rights:
The National Library of Medicine believes this item to be in the public domain. (More information)
Related Title(s):
US National Library of Medicine
Extent:
1 online resource (1 image)
Technique:
black and white
NLM Unique ID:
101706780 (See catalog record)