Dr. John Shaw Billings, Director of the New York Public Library, 1896-1913 by Seymour B. Durst

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Published by s.n. in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • New York Public Library,
  • Librarians,
  • Biography,
  • Physicians

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LC ClassificationsZ720.B6 N48x
The Physical Object
Pagination8 p., [1] leaf of plate :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25576575M
OCLC/WorldCa1538776

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John Shaw Billings, (born ApSwitzerland county, Ind., U.S.—died MaNew York, N.Y.), American surgeon and librarian whose organization of U.S. medical institutions played a central role in the modernization of hospital care and the maintenance of public health.

John Shaw Billings, Director of the New York Public Library, Item PreviewPages: Billings, John Shaw (–) In he was appointed Director of the New York Public Library.

In this position, which he held until his death, he performed the difficult task of consolidating the three great libraries of the Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations. Billings is given in a memorial volume by Dr.

Garrison, who was. He also was the first director of the New York Public Library and his organization of U.S. medical institutions was central to modernization of hospital care and maintenance of public health in America.

He died of pneumonia in New York City. Bio by: John "J-Cat" GriffithBurial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington. Director of the New York Public Library AT: LOCATION #3 New York Public Library.

PAPERS DATES: SIZE: 44 ft. INCLUDES: John Shaw Billings, papers, ; Librarian and surgeon; Correspondence and papers relating to Billings' work with the US Army Medical Department (), Johns Hopkins Hospital (), National board of Health (), the 10th and 11th Census, University of.

After leaving the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Billings later carried out more bibliographic work while Director of the New York Public Library between and his death in He also found time to be on the advisory board of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, to draw up the plans for the hospital, and to get it organised.

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[Harry Miller Lydenberg]. John Shaw Billings, creator of the National Medical Library and its catalogue, first director of the New York Public Library by Harry Miller Lydenberg (Book); The great medical bibliographers: a study in humanism by John F Fulton (Book). John Shaw Billings (Ap – Ma ) was a librarian and surgeon best known as the modernizer of the Library of the Surgeon General's Office of the Army and as the first director of the New York Public Library.

After retiring from the Army, Billings was appointed the first Director of the New York Public Library in He oversaw the creation of the city's library system, formed by merging the New York Free Circulating Library and the city's two major privately-endowed reading rooms, with funding from a trust endowed by Samuel J.

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A physician by training, Billings was instrumental in the establishment of the first comprehensive national medical library and provided much of the ideas and innovations that made the. Title(s): Dr. John Shaw Billings, Director of the New York Public Library, Country of Publication: United States Publisher: [New York: s.n., John Shaw Billings (Ap – Ma ) was an American librarian and surgeon best known as the modernizer of the Library of the Surgeon General's Office of the Army and as the first director of the New York Public Library Born in Allensville, Switzerland County, Indiana, Billings graduated from Miami University inand from the original Medical College of Ohio (now the.

John Shaw Billings (Ap – Ma ) was a librarian and surgeon best known as the modernizer of the Library of the Surgeon General's Office of the Army and as the first director of the New York Public Library. Contents[show] Biography Born in Allensville, Switzerland County, Indiana, Billings graduated from Miami University inand from the Medical College of Ohio in.

New York Public Library, Fedeler arrived as the Library was undergoing the final construction phase. His reports from to —specifically to John Shaw Billings (), the Library's first director—are informative.

The floor plan was sketched on a postcard in by John Shaw Billings, The New York Public Library's first director. As the postcard shows, both the northern and. In Carnegie offered the City of New York million dollars to establish a branch library system.

The collection consists of correspondence that chronicles the creation of these circulating libraries. The bulk of the letters dated were sent to Andrew Carnegie by John Shaw Billings, Director of the New York Public Library. Secretary’s Report [Kaaterskill Conference],” Bulletin of the American Library Association 7, no.

4, accessed JSTOR; Memorial Meeting in Honor of the Late Dr. John Shaw Billings, ; John Shaw Billings: A Memoir, ; “John Shaw Billings, ,” The British Medical Journal 1, no.

(April 9, ):accessed JSTOR; “John Shaw Billings: Unsung Hero of Medicine at Johns. John Shaw Billings, the first Director of The New York Public Library, was also a physician of considerable stature: he had been Assistant Surgeon General of the United States and head of the Johns Hopkins Medical School prior to his appointment at the Library.

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"Dr. John Shaw Billings, Director of the New York Public Library, –" New York: s.n., "Dr. Billings' address to a graduating class." Boston Medical and Surgical Journal /3 (30 March ): –6.

"John Shaw Billings memorial number.". company. In January he returned to librarianship as Director of the New York State Library as successor to Melvil Dewey. In JuneAnderson became Assistant Director of the New York Public Library where he served under Dr.

John Shaw Billings. In this position he had special responsibility for developing the Circulation. John Shaw Billings. John Shaw Billings, MD (): A very gifted student, Billings enrolled at Miami University in Ohio at 14 and graduated from the Medical College of Ohio at only Billings worked on the and censuses with pioneering work on vital statistics.

While involved with this effort, he proposed the idea of mechanization of census data tabulation to Herman Hollerith. John Shaw Billings (Ap – Ma ) was an American librarian and surgeon best known as the modernizer of the Library of the Surgeon General's Office of the Army and as the first director of the New York Public Library/5(1).

New York Public Library Central Building. Image courtesy of “A Digitized History of the New York Public Library,” Billings’s accomplishments were not relegated to hospitals. In Billings served as the first director of the New York Public Library (serving until his death in ), expanding its collections “without.

Inshe offered to donate her existing collection to the Library -- and to keep collecting on the Library's behalf. Presciently, director Dr. John Shaw Billings accepted her offer and for the next quarter century Miss Buttolph continued to add to the collection.

However aroundboth of the libraries experienced financial difficulties, they ended up combining together to form the New York Public Library. John Shaw Billings, who is the most famous librarian at that time, directed the project of building a new Public Library.

Birthplace John Shaw Billings M.D., Ap Ma Switzerland County Marker Text Review Report 08/14/ 3 [Billings and Fletcher] tamed an enormous and complex technical literature in virtually every written language on the planet” and that the indices “paved the way for the great databases that now are the.

Medical Library Association: Finding Aid: MS Film Billings, John Shaw. Papers at New York Public Library. Finding Aid: MS Film Billings, John Shaw. Papers at the University of South Carolina. Finding Aid: MS Film Billings, John Shaw. The New York Public Library (NYPL) is a public library system in New York nearly 53 million items and 92 locations, the New York Public Library is the second largest public library in the United States (behind the Library of Congress) and the third largest in the world (behind the British Library).

It is a private, non-governmental, independently managed, nonprofit corporation. By Nicole Baker ~ Dr. Robert Fletcher (–) National Library of Medicine # If you’re familiar with A Brief History of NLM, or you’ve followed our series A New History of NLM, you’ve heard of John Shaw Billings, renowned for his vision of a national medical library and for increasing the collection a thousand-fold during his tenure.

A new library for a major city. Officially, the name of the library is The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations. The long name resulted from a merger in between two earlier private libraries in New York, the Astor (below) and the Lenox, as well as the Samuel J.

Tilden Trust, created specifically to fund a public library in New York as a major part of the former. Photograph size: 8x12 inches | Ready to frame in any standard size frame | Frame Not Included | Archival Quality Reproduction | Photograph Description: John Shaw Billings,bust portrait, facing right Published: [] Notes: Halftone reproduction of photo in: Library Journal,v.

21, p. Seller Rating: % positive. But the Billings portrayed in Medical World is an older man (Billings had left this library inand was 73 when Medical World was published). He was no longer active in medicine by then; but still held his other great post as the first director of the New York Public Library.

John Shaw Billings. Dr. John Shaw Billings, already an eminent bibliographer, was named director inand he quickly sketched out what would take until to build: a. Billings Public Library is a public library serving Yellowstone County in Montana with a mission of embracing, empowering, and enriching our community.

John Shaw Billings Creator of the National Medical Library and it's Catalogue, First Director of the New York Public Library Harry Miller Lydenberg Kentuckians in Missouri including Many who Migrated by Way of Ohio, Indiana, or Illinois.

By: Bob Nardini, Vice President, Library Services ProQuest Books Plans were being laid for the Main Branch of the New York Public Library long before the Fifth Avenue home of the iconic Literary Lions opened in “When the reservoir is removed from Bryant Park and in its place is a splendid library, there will be a free lending department,” the New-York Tribune reported in   Billings was a lecturer in the history of medicine at Johns Hopkins University and was a faculty member in hygiene.

After his work at Johns Hopkins he became a professor of hygiene at the University of Pennsylvania, and he served as founding director of the New York Public Library from until his death in. The Main Branch was built after the New York Public Library was formed as a combination of two libraries in the late s.

The site, along Fifth Avenue between 40th and 42nd Streets, is located directly east of Bryant Park, on the site of the Croton architectural firm Carrère and Hastings constructed the structure in the Beaux-Arts style, and the structure opened on Select Joseph & Elizabeth Shaw Public Library as your home library.

Complete the application process by providing your name, address, phone number, birth date and an email for us to send you a 14 digit barcode. Once the library reopens, we encourage you to stop by and receive your physical card.The New York Public Library (NYPL) is a public library system in New York nearly 53 million items, the New York Public Library is the second largest public library in the United States (behind the Library of Congress), and fourth largest in the world.

It is a private, non-governmental, independently managed, nonprofit corporation operating with both private and public financing.

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