The Boston Medical Library (Google eBook)

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Page 5 - ... First, as regards our collection of books and periodicals, I am frequently asked how they have been procured with little if any expenditure of money. The ways were numerous, but all natural. We started with about 1,500 volumes loaned to us by the two Societies above mentioned; with a list of these I personally visited every physician in town who was known to have a considerable library, and from these I solicited, and usually obtained, such as I wanted. From these sources I increased the library...
Page 2 - There will be alcoves of books, in each of which will be a small table, where a man may sit and do his work. On the shelves will be the books most in demand. The room is 72 feet long by 32 deep, beautifully lighted with big windows overlooking the Fenway. To the rear is the librarian's room. The stack-room has five stories of stacks, each accommodating about 10,000 volumes.
Page 2 - FJLAN. is 72 feet long by 32 feet deep, beautifully lighted with big windows overlooking the Fenway. Its book shelves accommodate about 6,000 volumes. To the rear is the librarian's room. The stack-room has five stories of stacks, each accommodating...

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