The three lists, Allied Health, Medical and Nursing were intended as a selection guide or core collection for health science libraries or similar facilities. They were first published in 1965. The authors considered input, pro and con, from health science librarians, editors, clinicians, subject specialists and vendors. The final decision of which titles went into the lists was the authors' choice and based on their opinion.
After the passing of both Al Brandon and Dorothy Hill, no new titles could be added. With Dorothy Hill's expressed permission, we continue to mark new editions of those titles on the latest published lists.
- The minimal-core titles are selections a librarian might purchase if only one or two books from each of the major subject categories could be acquired.
- The first-purchase titles are items suggested if a librarian cannot afford or doesn't need all of the listed publications.
- The general titles are those titles which meet the criteria set-up by Al Brandon and Dorothy Hill as having the substance required to be included in a medical library collection.
*Find convenient purchasing links to your preferred ordering system, for each title, located within the selection lists.