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Author: Cummings, Martin Marc, 1920-2011
Title: Improved Communications for the Health Sciences, 1971 [I]
Occasion: Presented at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel.
MMC Commentary: I recall this presentation quite well because I was facing a highly informed audience of university professors and students beyond the medical school. I am quite certain that the invitation resulted from my contacts with Dr. Moshe Prywes, Dean of the School of Medicine. Dr. Prywes was a Polish distinguished medical officer who during World War II was captured by the Russians and spent most of the war in the Gulag, a Siberian prison camp. His wife, Raquela, was the Chief Nurse of the Israeli Army. After World War II, Dr. Prywes introduced modern educational curricula technologies to enrich the facilities of the Hebrew University Medical School. He is also the man who designed the new medical school now located in Beersheba, Israel. My talk attempted to introduce some of the new technologies currently in use by the National Library of Medicine, including its latest developments called AIM-TWX. AIM-TWX was the first online service which allowed 30 users to search the computer files concurrently.
Subject terms:
National Library of Medicine (U.S.)
Computer Communication Networks
Computer Systems
Library Automation
Information Storage and Retrieval
Microfilming
Satellite Communications
Redundant Cataloging
Graphic Arts Composing Equipment (GRACE)
Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications

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