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The Alan Gregg Papers

Title:
Letter from Alan Gregg to Speaker of the House Samuel Rayburn pdf (56,463 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Alan Gregg to Speaker of the House Samuel Rayburn
Description:
Gregg urges movement on the bill for a National Library of Medicine being stalled in committee by the Chicago delegation.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (56,463 Bytes)
Date:
1956-07-13 (July 13, 1956)
Creator:
Gregg, Alan
Recipient:
Rayburn, Samuel
United States House of Representatives
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Libraries, Medical
Legislation as Topic
Exhibit Category:
Postwar Work and Retirement, 1945-1956
Relation:
Metadata Record Letter from Senator Lister Hill to Alan Gregg (July 17, 1956) pdf (52,091 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/FSBBFW.pdf
Box Number: 18
Folder Number: 10
Unique Identifier:
FSBBFV
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Transcript:
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 the world.
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.
Yours sincerely,
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2008-10-23
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