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Author: Cummings, Martin Marc, 1920-2011
Title: Books, Computers, and Medicine, 1965
Occasion: The Osler Oration, presented before the Osler Club of London at the Royal College of Physicians, London, England, July 12, 1965 and published in Medical History, 10, no. 2, April 1966.
MMC Commentary: On the occasion of the 116th anniversary of Sir William Osler's birth, I spoke of the distinguished career of Dr. John Shaw Billings. Dr. Billings and Dr. Osler were close friends and admirers. Dr. Billings' career was highlighted by his appointment to the Office of the Surgeon General of the Army, development of Index Catalogue, design of Johns Hopkins Hospital and the medical school curriculum. I described Dr. Billings' contributions to the field of vital statistics and electric data processing and his work with the Census Bureau. Dr. Billings was responsible for providing the first federal grants in support of medical research in 1880.
Subject terms:
National Library of Medicine (U.S.)
Computer Systems
MEDLINE
Statistics
Research Support
Osler Club of London
Royal College of Physicians, London
Billings, John S. (John Shaw), 1838-1913
Osler, William, Sir, 1849-1919
Cushing, Harvey, 1869-1939
Welch, William Henry, 1850-1934
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Jacquard, Joseph Marie, 1752-1834
Medical Department of Johns Hopkins Hospital
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894
Babbage, Charles, 1791-1871
Index Medicus

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