B. T. STERN
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To the editor: It appears from Professor Beatty's paper on searching the medical literature (Ann Intern Med 79: 917-924, 1973) that he and, I suspect, many others in the United States are rather unfamiliar with the Excerpta Medica system. For, although he mentioned the use of the abstract journals, he is apparently unaware that our system is really a computer data base from which 60% of the material published in the various abstract journals is drawn. Therefore there is a considerable amount of information that is not printed in the journals and that is also used by doctors when they
B. T. STERN. Excerpta Medica. Ann Intern Med. 1974;80:672. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-80-5-672_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;80(5):672.
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