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The word Library is derived from the Latin liber. What does liber mean in Latin? *

house
tree bark
understanding

What is the the largest biomedical library in the world? *

German National Library of Medicine
Medical Library of National Science and Technology Library (UK)
National Library of Medicine (US)

The Secret Book of Physicians, which dates from 2649-2575 B.C.E, is from: *

Babylon
China
Egypt

The great library of Alexandria, founded in the Hellenistic Period about 300 B.C., met its end: *

burning in a fire started by Julius Cesar
over a period of years as the result of papyrus rotting
washing away in a giant tsunami

When did the Philosophical Transactions, the first scientifically oriented journal, appear: *

1492
1665
1835

The first medical library in America was established by: *

Harvard
Pennsylvania Hospital
University of Maryland

When did the Mercer University School of Medicine Medical Library open its doors to students? *

1982
1987
1998

Where can Mercer University School of Medicine faculty, students and staff renew items online that they have checked out? *

Contactless Checkout App
PubMed
Skelton Medical Libraries Website

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