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Last month the Edward R. Loveland Memorial Award of the American College of Physicians was bestowed on The National Library of Medicine for its invaluable contributions "to the improvement of health in this nation . . . as a collector of information, a cataloguer of information, and an innovator of techniques for the dissemination of information." Indeed, the award citation understated how widely the Library's services may influence the quality of medical care. Its MEDLARS bibliographic system extends well beyond the United States. Ten other countries presently serve as MEDLARS partners in cooperatively contributing to the MEDLARS data base and
The National Library of Medicine: Past and Future. Ann Intern Med. 1980;92:701. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-92-5-701
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;92(5):701.
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