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Estelle Brodman

educator , librarian

Estelle Brodman, American librarian, retired educator. Recipient Holloway award Archivists and Libraries in History of Health Science, 1993.


Brodman, Estelle was born on June 1, 1914 in New York City. Daughter of Henry and Nettie (Sameth) Brodman.


AB, Cornell University, 1935. Bachelor of Science, Columbia University, 1936. Master of Science, Columbia University, 1943.

Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1954. Post-doctoral study, University of California at Los Angeles, 1959. Post-doctoral study, University New Mexico, 1960.

Honorary Doctor of Science, University Illinois, 1975.


Assistant librarian Cornell University School Nursing Library, New York City, 1936-1937. Assistant medical librarian Columbia Libraries, 1937-1949. Assistant librarian for reference services National Library Medicine, Washington, 1949-1961.

Librarian, associate professor medical history Washington University School Medicine, St. Louis, 1961-1964, librarian, professor medical history, 1964-1981, librarian, professor medical history emerita, from 1981. Documentation expert United Nations Technology Assistance program United Nations, Central Family Planning Institute, New Delhi, 1967-1968, World Health Organization, New Delhi, 1970, Manila, 1983, ECAFE, Bangkok, 1973, Agency for International Development, 1975, United Nations Population Fund, 1976. Member President's Commission Libraries, 1968-1970, Missouri Governor's Advisory Commission Libraries, 1977-1978.

Study section National Institutes of Health, 1971-1975, chairman, 1973-1975. Instructor Columbia University, 1946-1952, 84, Catholic University American, 1957. Visiting professor Keio University, Tokyo, 1962, University Missouri, 1971, 73, Washington University Medical School, 1964-1981.


book The Development of Medical Bibliography (Medical Library Association Publication #1). book The development of medical bibliography (Medical Library Association. Publication)


Member Medical Library. Association (president 1964-1965, special award 1957, Noyes award 1971, Gottlieb award 1977, Frank B. Rogers information advancement award 1985, centennial award 1998), Special Libraries Association (board directors 1949-1952, John Cotton Dana award 1981), American Association History Medicine, New Jersey Medical History Society (treasurer 1985-1988, vice president 1988-1992).


Henry Brodman

Nettie (Sameth) Brodman