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COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE

OREN HARRIS, Arkansas, Chairman
HARLEY 0. STAGGERS, West Virginia WILLIAM L. SPRINGER, Illinois
WALTER ROGERS, Texas

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
HORACE R. KORNEGAY, North Carolina ALBERT W. WATSON, South Carolina
LIONEL VAN DEERLIN, California

TIM LEE CARTER, Kentucky
J.J. PICKLE, Texas
FRED B. ROONEY, Pennsylvania
JOHN M. MURPHY, New York
DAVID E. SATTERFIELD III, Virginia
DANIEL J. RONAN, Ilinois
J. OLIVA HUOT, New Hampshire
JAMES A. MACKAY, Georgia
JOHN J. GILLIGAN, Ohio
CHARLES P. FARNSLEY, Kentucky
JOHN BELL WILLIAMS, Mississippi

W. E. WILLIAMSON, Clerk
KENNETH J. PAINTER, Assistant Clerk

Professional Staj
ANDREW STEVENSON

JAMES M. MENGER, Jr.
KURT BORCHARDT

WILLIAM J. DIXON

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Text of H.R. 3142...

Report of—

Bureau of the Budget-

Comptroller General of the United States.

Health, Education, and Welfare, Department of..

Labor, Department of..

Navy, Department of the..

Statement of

Berson, Dr. Robert C., executive director, Association of American

Medical Colleges ..

Brandon, Dr. Alfred N., president, Medical Library Association.-

Budington, William S., Special Libraries Association, Chicago, Ill..

Cohen, Wilbur J., Assistant Secretary for Legislation, Department of

Health, Education, and Welfare-

Cummings, Dr. Martin M., Director, National Library of Medicine,

Department of Health, Education, and Welfare -

Dempsey, Dr. Edward W., special assistant to the Secretary, Health

and Medical Affairs, Department of Health, Education, and

Welfare

Donelan, Paul R. M., attorney, Legislative Department, American

Medical Association --

Fogarty, Hon. John E., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Rhode Island..
Heath, Dr. Gordon G., professor of optometry, Indiana University,

Bloomington, Ind., representing the American Optometric Associ-

ation.---

Krettek, Miss Germaine, associate executive director, American

Library Association..

Lodwick, Lyle, director of marketing, Williams & Wilkins Co.,

Baltimore, Md.-

Logsdon, Dr. Richard H., director of libraries, Columbia University -

McCracken, William, Washington counsel, American Optometric As-

sociation
Parkins, Mrs. Phyllis V., director, BioSciences Information Service,

Philadelphia, Pa..
Parks, Dr. John, dean of Medical School, George Washington Uni-

versity, Washington, D.C.----

Pearlman, Dr. Sholom, American Dental Association and American

Association of Dental Schools.

Reville, Charles O., Jr., vice president, Williams & Wilkins Co.,

Baltimore, Md...

Rubin, Dr. Abe, editor and secretary, Council on Education, American

Podiatry Association..

Ruhe, Dr. C. H. William, assistant secretary, Council on Medical

Education, American Medical Association.

Skipper, James E., executive secretary, Association of Research

Libraries

Sodeman, Dr. William A., Council on Medical Education, American

Medical Association.

Terry, Dr. Luther L., Surgeon General, Department of Health, Educa-

tion, and Welfare....
Wakerlin, Dr. George E., medical director, American Heart Associ-

ation..

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Additional information submitted for the record by-

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, letter from Joseph B.

Sprowls, chairman, executive committee.
American Hospital Association, letter from Kenneth Williamson,

associate director..

American Medical Association:

Letter from Dr. F. J. L. Blasingame, executive vice president.--

Table I.—Comparison of existing libraries with recommended

standards

Table II.--- Medical school libraries, 1963–64.

American Nurses' Association, letter from Judith G. Whitaker, R.N.,

executive director.

American Optometric Association: Estimated library facilities needed

by optometry, next 5 years (table).

American Public Health Association, letter from Dr. Berwyn F.

Mattison, executive director.

Association of American Medical Colleges, letter from Dr. Robert C.

Berson, executive director.

Barth, Dr. Frederic H., president, Philadelphia College of Osteopathy:

Medical library space requirements (table).

Statement.

College Young Democratic Clubs of America, National Executive

Committee of, resolution.
Ebert, Dr. Robert H., dean, Harvard Medical School, letter from.--
Hager, Geo. P., dean, College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota,

letter from..

Health, Education, and Welfare: Estimated budgetary requirements

for 5-year program.-

Alternative method of authorizing appropriations to carry out

H.R. 3142 (table).

Appropriations authorizations recommended by HEW to carry

out proposed Medical Library Assistance Act of 1965 (table) -

Heath, Dr. Gordon G.:

Essential optometric research materials-Attachment A.-

Library holdings of 10 schools and colleges of optometry for

1964—Attachment B..

Hubbard, Dr. William N., Jr., statement-

Hungate, Hon. William L., letter from..

Pennsylvania College of Podiatry, letter from Robert J. Wagnon,

dean.

Rose, Dr. John C., dean, School of Medicine, Georgetown University,

Washington, D.C., letter from --

Rosenow, Dr. Edward C., Jr., executive director, American College of

Physicians, statement.

Special Libraries Association, southern California chapter, telegram

from J. E. Tallman, chapter president.--

Student American Medical Association, resolution.

Young Democratic National Committee, resolution.

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MEDICAL LIBRARY ASSISTANCE ACT OF 1965

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1965

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE,

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:

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