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David A. Kronick

David A. Kronick, American librarian. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1964, Council on Library Resources, 1972. Vice president South Texas Health Education Center, San Antonio, 1970-1980; president San Antonio Chamber Music Society, 1976-1979. Served to captain United States Army, 1944-1946; Fellow Medical Library Association; member History Science Society, American Association for History of Medicine.

Background

  • Kronick, David A. was born on October 5, 1917 in Connelsville, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Barnett L. and Rose (Miller) Kronick.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Adelbert College, 1939. Bachelor of Science in Library Science, Western Reserve University, 1940. Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1956.

    Career

    • Librarian Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, 1946-1949. Librarian University Michigan Medical Library., Ann Arbor, 1955-1959. Director Cleveland Medical Library, Cleveland, 1959-1964.

      Chief reference director National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland, 1964-1965. Director University Texas Health Science Center library, San Antonio, 1965-1984. Business manager Medical Library Association, Chicago, 1958-1959, member board, 1967-1968.

      President Texas Council Health Science Libraries, 1968-1969. Member review committee National Library Medicine, 1969-1973.

    Major achievements

    • Avocations: chamber music. Gardening.

    Works

    • Literature of the Life Sciences
    • "With polished prose and crisp wit, he has brought life to the history, development, and current status of the scientific literature.

    Religion

    Denomination: Judaism

    Membership

    Vice president South Texas Health Education Center, San Antonio, 1970-1980. President San Antonio Chamber Music Society, 1976-1979. Served to captain United States Army, 1944-1946.

    Fellow Medical Library Association. Member History Science Society, American Association for History of Medicine.

    Personality

    Interests

    Avocations: chamber music. Gardening.

    Connections

    • Married Marilyn Abramson, October 25, 1959. Children– Steven Leonard, Leah.
    • father: Barnett L. Kronick
    • mother: Rose (Miller) Kronick
    • spouse: Marilyn Abramson
    • children: Steven Leonard Kronick
    • Leah Kronick
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    Died February 12, 2006
    (aged 88)
    Nationality
    • 1939
      Adelbert College
    • 1940
      Western Reserve University
    • 1956
      University Chicago
    • 1946 - 1949
      Librarian Western Reserve University School of Medicine
      Cleveland, Ohio, United States
    • 1955 - 1959
      librarian University Michigan Medical Library
      Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
    • 1959 - 1964
      director, Cleveland Medical Library
      Cleveland, Ohio, United States
    • 1964 - 1965
      chief reference director, National Library of Medicine
      Bethesda, Maryland, United States
    • 1965 - 1984
      director, University Texas Health Science Center Library
      San Antonio, Texas, United States