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On the Shoulders of Giants

To celebrate MLA's Centennial Year, 1998, the NY-NJ Chapter of MLA sponsored a program of recognition and acknowledgement of librarians and friends who have shaped and influenced today's medical librarians and Chapter members. Chapter members sponsored letters to be sent to someone who was a "giant" in their professional lives. The letter contained a quote from Bernard of Chartres:

We are like dwarfs on the shoulders of giants so that we can see more than they, and things at a greater distance not by virtue of any sharpness of sight on our part, or any physical distinction but because we are carried high and raised up by their giant size.
We thank the giants listed below for their support and encouragement. We truly do see more because we stand on their shoulders.

Gabriel BakcsyGeorge Wahlert
Chris BalonisDee Disardina
May CharitonRuth Lebowitz
Mrs. Barbara J. FreyDee Disardina
Prof. Marie F. MarosciaVirginia Taffurelli
Erich MeyerhoffKarin Wiseman
Erich MeyerhoffJune Rosenberg
Mr. and Mrs. Malte Pettersson Laraine Tursi
Veronica PlucinskiJohn Mulhern
Ellen PoissonPatricia Gallagher
Carole PostJudy Lee
Frieda RabkinPatricia Gallagher
Dorothy SchwartzPatricia Gallagher
Dorothy SchwartzJune Rosenberg
Reginald SmithKerry O'Rourke

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