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133 members 19 Boylston Place 3,000 square feet able accommodations accumulated agitation annual dues April Association began to receive BOSTON MEDICAL LIBRARY building career catalog CHADWICK collection of books collection of medical Committees complete the file consisted current periodicals D. H. Storer deceased Directory for Nurses donor dumb-waiter early editors Edward entered entrance exceeded expenditure of money expense faith feet deep Fifield fireproof Floor Plan funds future gifts gradually Harvard Historical Journal Holmes Hall Hooper inaccessible increasing Index JAMES John late Dr liberal Librarian Library and Historical literature loaned medals medical societies meetings members paying membership memory mortgage O. W. Holmes ourselves pamphlets permanency physician Plate portrait of Dr profession purchase the adjoining quarters raised by subscription readers reading-room rear remodeled Reprinted Samuel secure seventy shelves Society for Medical sources Sprague stacks story tion volumes of periodicals Ware Hall younger
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.