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MEDLARS Services of the National Library of Medicine: Public Resource or Market Commodity?

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▸Requests for reprints should be addressed to Martin M. Cummings, M.D.; National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health; Bethesda, MD 20209.

Ann Intern Med. 1982;96(6_part_1):772-774. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-96-6-772
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The long-standing practice of the National Library of Medicine to provide published guides to the biomedical literature and computer-based information retrieval services is being challenged by a foreign publisher. The Library's position is that it is fulfilling its Congressionally mandated function; that fees for its products and services recover only the costs of providing access to them; and that curtailing these services or charging inflated prices would be a disservice to American medicine and the public's health.





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