Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Letter of the Day: December 15

Subject: Army Medical School Library.

War Department,
Surgeon General's Office,
Washington, December 15, 1894.

Major Walter Reed,
Surgeon, U.S. Army,
Secretary, Army Medical School,
Washington, D.C.,


The Surgeon General has directed me as President of the Army Medical School to inform you that it is his desire that a special library should be formed and added to as opportunity affords, for the use of the Faculty and Students of the Army Medical School. While this library will contain chiefly "books of reference", works on the branches taught in the Army Medical School and the more important recent works on general medical and surgical subjects will be added. The Surgeon General has already sent to you for this purpose a number of medical works and will continue to do so; and he desires that you will suggest from time to time the names of suitable books with a view to their purchase from the medical appropriation.

It is desired that you will as soon as convenient prepare a catalogue of the Library of the Army Medical School.

Very respectfully,

Chs. H. Alden

Assistant Surgeon General, U.S. Army
President, Army Medical School

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