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J Med Libr Assoc. 2008 July; 96(3): 255–261.
PMCID: PMC2479061

A Student of History: Perspectives on the Contributions of Estelle Brodman

Lucretia W. McClure, MA, AHIP, FMLA, Special Assistant to the Director

Abstract

Purpose:

This paper is a reflection on the contributions of Estelle Brodman, PhD, as a historian through her publications and activities in the areas of medical history and history of medical librarianship.

Methods:

The publication record of Dr. Brodman was reviewed to identify the resources most relevant to the history of medicine and history of medical librarianship.

Brief Description:

As a historian, Dr. Brodman used manuscript collections to carry out original research. Publications resulting from her research and historical activities influenced her library colleagues to embrace history and brought new information to historians, scholars, and students. Dr. Brodman was the driving force behind the development of the Medical Library Association's oral history program.


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