Letter from Michael E. DeBakey to William G. Reidy
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1956-01-03 (January 3, 1956)
DeBakey, Michael E.
Reidy, William G.
United States Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Professional Staff Member
MS C 47, National Library of Medicine (U.S.) Papers relating to the construction of a new medical library, 1874-1959, Modern
Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine (USA).
Reproduced with permission of Katrin DeBakey.
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Supporting the Medical Enterprise: DeBakey and National Library of Medicine
Letter from Michael E. DeBakey to William G. Reidy (January 19, 1956)
Letter from William G. Reidy to Michael E. DeBakey (December 27, 1955)
You have thoughtfully raised an important question concerning the desirability of setting forth specific assignments in a
bill creating a National Medical Library. You are certainly correct in pointing out the possibility that in time and with
new developments in medicine as well as in communications such objectives as desired now may become obsolete. Your experience
and judgment in these matters are readily apparent and I am inclined to follow your suggestions on how best to attain the
objectives we are seeking,
Thank you again for your interest and help in a matter which, intangible as it may be, is of great significance to our country.