Image caption on page 75 of the book US National Library of Medicine: "In his remarks, Daniels quoted from this letter sent by President John F. Kennedy to the leadership of the library, reproduced here, in which Kennedy acknowledged 'the dedication of the new National Library of Medicine' and offered his 'congratulations and best wishes for a new era of outstanding service to medical research and the dissemination of medical knowledge throughout America and around the world.' During his tenure as Senator from Massachusetts (1953-1960), Kennedy co-sponsored with Senator Joseph Lister Hill a bill which transferred the library, then known as the Armed Forces Medical Library, to the US Public Health Service and named it the National Library of Medicine. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the bill into law on August 3, 1956."
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