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Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1964 January; 52(1): 99–116.
PMCID: PMC198077

Education for Medical Librarians Around the World

Estelle Brodman, Ph.D., Librarian and Associate Professor of Medical History


This paper describes the training of medical librarians in England, the European continent, the United States, Latin America, Israel, and Asia, with special reference to the level of such training (i.e., primarily for practitioners or for those who will make advances in the field). At the end of the paper, there is a short discussion of the need for advancing education for medical librarians, and the personal belief is stated that medical librarians should be trained at the highest level possible to avoid intellectual serfdom, to see that society receives the best return on its investment in medical libraries, and to insure that the help which medical libraries can give to society is actually available where needed.

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