Letter from Alan Gregg to Speaker of the House Samuel Rayburn
Gregg urges movement on the bill for a National Library of Medicine being stalled in committee by the Chicago delegation.
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1956-07-13 (July 13, 1956)
United States House of Representatives
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Postwar Work and Retirement, 1945-1956
Letter from Senator Lister Hill to Alan Gregg (July 17, 1956)
Box Number: 18
Folder Number: 10
July 13, 1956
Dear Mr. Rayburn:
After some thirty-five years experience in the Rockefeller Foundation working on medical education and research I retired
as of July 1, 1956. Out of that experience I venture to say to you that you have in the bill for a National Medical Library
(H.R. 11524) a legislative measure of the greatest importance to medicine throughout
If the bill is being kept in the House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce because of any misunderstanding as to
the importance of its soon coming to a vote, I shall feel more honest if I write you my conviction regarding its importance.
A failure to bring this bill to vote will produce graver disappointment and disaffection among the soberer and wiser doctors
I know than would any other medical legislative action I can imagine.
I beg you to take the steps needed to get the bill before the House in the present session.