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Author: Cummings, Martin Marc, 1920-2011
Title: Development of a National Medical Library Network, 1967 [II]
Occasion: Presented at the California Regional Medical Program committee, Los Angeles, Calif.
MMC Commentary: This speech continues the discussion of the explosion of scientific journals. The communication crisis resulting from the increase in the number of journals is more than just an inconvenience to the researcher, more than wasteful duplication of an experiment previously conducted, but is also of concern because the breakdown in communication of research information may be a serious disservice to the patient and will ultimately reflect in the health statistics of the nation. To this particular audience, the California Committee on Regional Medical Programs, I point out that it is essential that the Regional Medical Programs of NIH know that the National Library of Medicine and the medical library community strive to create new mechanisms to make the latest published findings available as rapidly as possible to scientists, educators, and practitioners.
Subject terms:
National Library of Medicine (U.S.)
History of Medicine
Access to Information
Computer Systems
Computer Communication Networks
Information Explosion
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London
Billings, John S. (John Shaw), 1838-1913
Graphic Arts Composing Equipment (GRACE)
National Biomedical Communications Network
Medical Library Network
Center for Biomedical Communications
MEDLARS Evaluation Advisory Committee
National Biomedical Clearinghouse and Referral Unit