Erich Meyerhoff: a man for all medical librarians

Judith Messerle, Lucretia W. McClure


Erich Meyerhoff—recipient of the Marcia C. Noyes Award, Janet Doe Lecturer, and Fellow—was one of the Medical Library Association’s (MLA’s) most illustrious members who contributed to the welfare of MLA and its members throughout his long life. The authors review his life and significant contributions to the health sciences library profession. Erich was a friend and mentor to countless medical librarians and was truly a man for all medical librarians.


Erich Meyerhoff; Biography; Festschrift; Medical Library Association

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