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Author: Cummings, Martin Marc, 1920-2011
Title: The Changing Character of Medical Literature, 1974 [II]
Occasion: Presented at the Summer Conference of the Given Institute of Pathobiology, University of Colorado, Aspen, Colo., August 4-10, 1974.
MMC Commentary: This is the third speech in this series of talks in which I attempted to explain that the qualitative and quantitative changes in medical publications could only be dealt with efficiently by using new technologies along with conventional human and material processing. I also attempted to ensure that a significant percentage of foreign literature now appeared in American publications with their English abstracts. The previous two speeches gave me an opportunity to describe my thoughts about the great expansion of scientific writing in the 20th century and to show how the basic principles of indexing and cataloging established in the 19th century were now being utilized by applying modern technology.
Subject terms:
National Library of Medicine (U.S.)
Access to Information
History of Medicine
Given Institute of Pathobiology University of Colorado