J. R. E.
Most of our readers will recognize that all-too-common sense of frustration that arises from knowing that somewhere one has seen a piece of now-desirable information but one doesn't quite know just where. The human brain and memory is a biological marvel of nature that out-computes the computer in the realm of the generation and association of ideas but not in the realm of the storage and retrieval of information. Unfortunately, the storage system is usually poorly organized, and the retrieval system is "chancy" at best and, more often than not, totally inadequate. The human memory needs a mechanical aid or
J. R. E.. "Where Did I See That Paper?". Ann Intern Med. 1967;67:459–460. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-67-2-459
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;67(2):459-460.
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