The NIH is undertaking a review of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and has issued this RFI to solicit information about the use and value of the library. The AHA has submitted a statement as part of the formal process and the Council of the American Historical Association sent a letter to Francis S. Collins, director of the NIH, and to Donald A. B. Lindberg, director of the National Library of Medicine. The letter expresses support for the library’s History of Medicine Division and its crucial resources for scholarship, education, and public knowledge of medicine and historical and current public health issues.
The full letter is available in our Statements and Resolutions of Support and Protest.