Brodman accepted a position as assistant librarian for reference services at the Armed Forces Medical Library
(later the National Library of Medicine [NLM]) in 1949.
Representing the Armed Forces Medical Library
, Jacqueline Chambers (1955) notes that "It is important that public and medical libraries cooperate with one another wherever this is feasible, and it is to their mutual advantage to divide the responsibilities which should be met" (p.
In May of 1952, based on a recommendation of the National Research Council, the library was renamed the Armed Forces Medical Library
and a new drive for construction of a building began in earnest.