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1.  Association News 
PMCID: PMC197666  PMID: 16017589
2.  A Survey of Information Sources Used by Psychiatrists 
To study the information sources of psychiatrists, we sent a questionnaire to 400 randomly selected members of the American Psychiatric Association. Seventy-four percent responded. Journals and books (in that order) were the most important information sources. The average number of journals regularly read was 4.3. An average of 9.1 books had been read during the preceding twelve months. Twenty-eight percent of books were obtained through a library. Sixty-nine percent of the respondents use a medical library at least monthly. Important differences were found by type of practice. For example, academicians reported reading almost 19 books the preceding year; private practitioners, 6.4. We conclude that a major aim in the postgraduate education of psychiatrists should be instruction in the use of all information services. In addition, abstracts and an authoritative annual review should help psychiatrists keep up in areas outside their special interest.
PMCID: PMC197654  PMID: 5128704
3.  A Survey of Organizational Practices in North Carolina Schools of Nursing Libraries * 
Prompted by the apparent unavailability of published information regarding the cataloging practices in North Carolina schools of nursing libraries, this study was conducted using a questionnaire sent to the thirty-eight schools of nursing in the state.
The “average” North Carolina school of nursing library is an autonomous facility administered by nonprofessional personnel or by a person with an undergraduate degree in a nonlibrary field. The materials are organized by the National Library of Medicine Classification and Medical Subject Headings in combination with the Library of Congress classification and subject headings, except for bound journals which are shelved alphabetically by exact title.
It is recommended that separate school of nursing and hospital or medical school libraries be consolidated under a trained librarian in order to standardize and unify cataloging practices on the local level and to gain the advantages available through regional and national cooperation of health sciences libraries.
PMCID: PMC197648  PMID: 5128698
4.  A List of Most Frequently Recommended Medical Textbooks * 
This paper is an analysis of a questionnaire which was sent to faculty members of eighty medical schools of the United States and Canada requesting their preferences regarding medical textbooks. It includes a list of recommended textbooks arranged by subject.
PMCID: PMC197652  PMID: 5128702
5.  The Delivery of Medical Information in the 1970s * 
Some of the effects of changes in medicine and in economic situations in general on the provision of medical information are discussed. These effects are correlated with conflicts between the demands of different classes of users of this information and with levels of service due to changes in the characteristics of people entering the field of medical librarianship.
PMCID: PMC197650  PMID: 5128700
6.  The Pursuit of Excellence * 
An attempt is made to define excellence and then to apply that definition to some of the problems facing medical librarianship today.
PMCID: PMC197646  PMID: 5128696
7.  News Items 
PMCID: PMC197667  PMID: 16017590
9.  Library Weeds 
Weeding is essential to the efficient operation of medical libraries and should be conducted in spite of certain barriers that exist. The mechanics of weeding are simple, and the criteria are widely known. A questionnaire survey of ninety-four medical school libraries reveals that weeding is most often shared by professional staff members, that weeding is done primarily when space is needed, and that librarians when weeding do not as a rule seek the advice or assistance of users or the Library Committee.
PMCID: PMC197653  PMID: 5128703
10.  New Medical Library Buildings III. The Library of Science & Medicine, Rutgers—The State University of New Jersey 
A new free-standing library building, designed to integrate the collections serving interdisciplinary study in science and medicine, is described.
PMCID: PMC197649  PMID: 5128699
11.  International Notes 
PMCID: PMC197655  PMID: 16017582
PMCID: PMC197674
13.  Gynecology: an Etymological Note 
“Gynecology” is derived ultimately from the Indo-European root GEN-. Though this gives directly words like progeny and generate, by a less open path come the Latin cognates like nature and native and the English queen and king. “Woman” is explained, and English names like Brewster are explained with reference to the suffix -ster. Latin derivatives of the female/feminine class are traced to an old root DHE, cognate with the Greek derivatives involving thel-. Short stories are told for virago, amazon, mamma, barbarian, abecedarian, elementary, and for many Latin-derived words in mol- and English words in mil-, tying them to the Latin mollis (soft) as related to mulier (woman). These are tied, in turn, to an older root MAR-yielding marasmus, mors, murder, milk, etc. Derivatives from the Latin domina and finally the English lady are discussed.
PMCID: PMC197651  PMID: 5128701
18.  Cutter numbers. 
PMCID: PMC197664  PMID: 5128708
19.  Hospital libraries in the 1970s. 
PMCID: PMC197656  PMID: 5128705
20.  President's Page 
PMCID: PMC197665  PMID: 16017588
21.  The divided catalog. 
PMCID: PMC197661  PMID: 5128707
22.  Medical libraries in the 1970s. 
PMCID: PMC197659  PMID: 5128706

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