Massachusetts Medical Society: Boston Medical Library Trustees

Boston Medical Library Trustees

Founded in 1805, the Boston Medical Library (BML) is one of the most significant sources of medical information in the world. The BML and Harvard Medical Library formed an alliance in 1965 and moved into a new building named The Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine located at Harvard Medical School. The BML’s mission is to serve the library service needs of practicing physicians and dentists and share the history of medicine. Its priceless historical collection of medical materials and artifacts is an incomparable resource for physicians. The BML became the library for the Massachusetts Medical Society in 1947; the MMS president appoints 12 of the 24 BML Trustees. In addition, MMS members have unlimited access to the collections of the Boston Medical Library as a benefit of membership. This Board meets alternately between the Countway Library of Medicine at 10 Shattuck St., Boston and the MMS Headquarters in Waltham.  It typically meets four times per year on a weekday from 4:30-6:30. The medical student and resident physician representatives serve a one-year term beginning each October/November.
Boston Medical Library Trustees
Karl T. Benedict, Middlesex West
James A. Feldman, Suffolk
Katherine R. Peeler, Suffolk
Glenn R. Markenson, Suffolk

Resident and Fellow:
Member: Justin Halls, Suffolk

Medical Student:
Member: Ellen Kim, Middlesex

MMS Staff Liaison
Sandra Manchester (

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