Laws, Leaders, And Legends of the Modern National Library of Medicine (Essay)

Laws, Leaders, And Legends of the Modern National Library of Medicine (Essay)

INTRODUCTION These words, expressed at the time of NLM’s sesquicentennial by then President Ronald Reagan, attest to the integral part the library has played in fostering the nation’s biomedical research and public health agenda. This dynamic role would not have been fully realized had it not been for the laws, leaders, and legends of the modern NLM. This talk in honor of Dr. Joseph Leiter at the 2007 MLA annual meeting provides an historical accounting of that important period between 1956 and 1988 when major laws were passed, leaders excelled, and legendary supporters of NLM helped secure landmark pieces of legislation.

Laws, Leaders, And Legends of the Modern National Library of Medicine (Essay)

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