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U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
WASHINGTON : 1965
COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE
OREN HARRIS, Arkansas, Chairman
J. ARTHUR YOUNGER, California SAMUEL N. FRIEDEL, Maryland
SAMUEL L. DEVINE, Ohio TORBERT H. MACDONALD, Massachusetts ANCHER NELSEN, Minnesota JOHN JARMAN, Oklahoma
HASTINGS KEITH, Massachusetts LEO W. O'BRIEN, New York
WILLARD S. CURTIN, Pennsylvania JOHN E. MOSS, California
GLENN CUNNINGHAM, Nebraska JOHN D. DINGELL, Michigan
JAMES T. BROYHILL, North Carolina PAUL G. ROGERS, Florida
JAMES HARVEY, Michigan
TIM LEE CARTER, Kentucky
W. E. WILLIAMSON, Clerk
JAMES M. MENGER, Jr.
WILLIAM J. DIXON
and Medical Affairs, Department of Health, Education, and
Donelan, Paul R. M., attorney, Legislative Department, American
Fogarty, Hon. John E., a Representative in Congress from the State
of Rhode Island..
Bloomington, Ind., representing the American Optometric Associ-
Lodwick, Lyle, director of marketing, Williams & Wilkins Co.,
McCracken, William, Washington counsel, American Optometric As-
versity, Washington, D.C.----
Terry, Dr. Luther L., Surgeon General, Department of Health, Educa-
tion, and Welfare....
Additional information submitted for the record by-
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, letter from Joseph B.
Sprowls, chairman, executive committee.
College Young Democratic Clubs of America, National Executive
Committee of, resolution.
Rose, Dr. John C., dean, School of Medicine, Georgetown University,
Washington, D.C., letter from --
Special Libraries Association, southern California chapter, telegram
from J. E. Tallman, chapter president.--
MEDICAL LIBRARY ASSISTANCE ACT OF 1965
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1965
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
Washington, DC The committee met at 10 a.m., pursuant to call, in room 2125, Rayburn Building, Hon. Harley O. Staggers presiding.
Mr. STAGGERS. The committee will be in order. Hearings this morning are on H.R. 3142, which Chairman Harris introduced, and H.R. 6001, introduced by our colleague from Rhode Island (Mr. Fogarty). These two bills are both identical with S. 597, introduced by Senator Hill, on January 19, this year.
These bills would authorize a program of grants to finance the construction of medical library facilities, the training of biomedical librarians and information specialists; the expansion and improvement of medical library resources; research and development in medical library sciences; the support of biomedical publications; the support of special scholarly scientific projects; the establishment of regional medical libraries; and the establishment of regional branches of the National Library of Medicine.
The needs of medical libraries throughout the United States are critical. Existing libraries are cramped for space, frequently inadequate in resources, deficient in trained manpower, and in need of new methods for bandling the growing amounts of medical literature.
A number of persons have expressed their interest in this legislation to the committee and so far as I am aware there is no opposition to the legislation.
Under the circumstances, then, I would like to suggest to the witnesses here today that there sbould not be any need for prolonged presentations. We hope to be able to complete the hearings on this legislation today.
At this point in the record, we will print the text of the bill and the agency reports thereon.
(The bill and reports referred to follow :)
(H.R. 3142, 89th Cong., 1st sess.) A BILL To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for a program of grants to assist in meeting
the need for adequate medical library services and facilities Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. This Act may be cited as the "Medical Library Assistance Act of 1965”.
Sec. 2. Title III of the Public Health Service Act is amended by inserting at the end thereof the following new part: