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6.  MLA's FORUM 
PMCID: PMC197409  PMID: 16017529
7.  BOOKS RECEIVED 
PMCID: PMC197529
10.  President's page. 
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PMCID: PMC197523  PMID: 5496250
11.  TALON. 
PMCID: PMC197522  PMID: 5496249
12.  Dispersion of the literature. 
PMCID: PMC197519  PMID: 5496248
13.  Periodical prices. 
PMCID: PMC197518  PMID: 5496247
14.  SUNY-MEDLARS. 
PMCID: PMC197517  PMID: 5496246
15.  Hospital library cataloging. 
PMCID: PMC197516  PMID: 5496245
18.  Mechanization of Library Procedures in the Medium-sized Medical Library: X. Uniqueness of Compression Codes for Bibliographic Retrieval * 
Two-word compression techniques, the University of Chicago experimental search code and a phonetic code similar to the SOUNDEX coding system, were tested as search codes on a data base of 7,464 bibliographic records. These codes were automatically generated and tested for uniqueness. A modified version of the University of Chicago search code produced the best results with a uniqueness factor of 98.83 percent. The algorithms for generating these codes are explained, and implication of the findings for medium-sized libraries are discussed.
PMCID: PMC197512  PMID: 4924789
19.  Birth of a Foundation 
In order to attract competent students with backgrounds in biology to the field of medical librarianship, the Medical Library Group of Southern California decided to expand their scholarship program. Funds were appropriated to establish a nonprofit, tax exempt foundation whose objective is to provide two full annual scholarships for the Master's degree program in librarianship. Details of the procedure followed in establishing the foundation are described along with criteria for selecting students.
PMCID: PMC197511  PMID: 5496242
20.  Hospital Libraries: Focal Point in the Continuing Education Crisis 
The Proposed Requirements for Professional Libraries in Hospitals to be Licensed in the Commonweath of Pennsylvania are presented and discussed. Indication is given of current trends in the development of hospital libraries as the single most important factor in continuing medical education and as the least-developed factor.
PMCID: PMC197510  PMID: 5496241
21.  The Nature of the Use and Users of the Midwest Regional Medical Library * 
Using a 10 percent random sample of all requests submitted to the Midwest Regional Medical Library during 1968-1969, this study has revealed that physicians constitute the user group making the most requests, that physicians request periodical materials most, that 86.6 percent of materials requested were for periodicals, and that over one-third of materials requested was more than ten years old. It was found that 66.3 percent of requests were filled, that “Pathology, Diseases, and Treatment” was the subject category with the highest percentage of requests, and that this category and Materia Medica were the subjects accounting for over 50 percent of the requests from all users. The subject categories most frequently requested by physicians were found to be the same (Pathology, Diseases, and Treatment and Materia Medica) as for educators and researchers. The most requests from students were in the Materia Medica and “other” subject categories. These findings are significant for drawing up acquisition policy for both the John Crerar Library, which supplies the physical facilities for the MRML, and the borrowing library which submits the requests for users.
PMCID: PMC197509  PMID: 5496240
22.  Medical School Libraries and the “New” Curriculum 
The growing recognition of the need for humanities taught in schools of medicine is affecting acquisitions policies of medical libraries. This paper presents results of a survey conducted in various medical school libraries to evaluate the availability of humanities literature in their collections.
PMCID: PMC197508  PMID: 5496239
23.  Circulation Policies in Health Science Libraries 
There is general agreement that library policies have considerable influence on the use of libraries. Medical school (health science) libraries of this country were surveyed as to their policies in respect to whether faculty and student use were regulated by a single policy, circulation regulations, hours library was accessible to users, accessibility of reserve material, interlibrary loan, policy on overdue material, and exit control.
The libraries were then divided into three groups, high, middle, and low according to the following characteristics: size of student body, size of faculty, size of holdings, size of library staff, annual budget, and annual circulation.
Our findings would indicate that schools falling in a high category based upon these criteria tend to be more restrictive in their policies and to have different regulations for faculty and students than do schools in the low category.
These findings warrant further study.
PMCID: PMC197507  PMID: 5496238
24.  The Royal Medical Society of Edinburgh: Sale of its Library at Sotheby's * 
The library of the Royal Medical Society of Edinburgh, which has been in existence for nearly 250 years, was sold by Sotheby & Co. of London at three auction sales during 1969. The author describes her attendance at the three sales, with emphasis on the most valuable items sold and the considerable acquisitions made for the Middleton Medical Library of the University of Wisconsin. Concluding observations concern some of the practical problems of acquiring antiquarian books at auction.
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PMCID: PMC197506  PMID: 5496237
25.  Samuel Nickles, Dry and Quaint: A Landmark of Western Medicine * 
The life of Dr. Samuel Nickles 1833-1908, medical practitioner and teacher in Cincinnati, Ohio, is written almost entirely from information found in a collection of letters, personal papers, clippings from newspapers and journals, and other personal possessions donated to the author by Martha Nickles, Samuel's 89-year-old daughter.
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PMCID: PMC197505  PMID: 4924788

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