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Martin M. Cummings and the National Library of Medicine

Ann Intern Med. 1983;99(6):860-861. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-99-6-860
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American medicine owes its vigor to sustenance from many institutions. Among the greatest of these is the National Library of Medicine. Science builds on its own past, but when access to that past is difficult, the growth of science must of necessity be slowed. As our medical science expanded after the Second World War at an unprecedented rate, the mounting pile of knowledge might have, by its sheer mass, defied easy access. Fortunately, through the Library's pioneering work in applying computer technology to bibliographic control and in developing, first, Index Medicus and, then, the on-line cousin MEDLINE, access was kept





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