From Cards To Computers: The National Library Of Medicine And The Transmission Of Medical Knowledge

John Parascandola


The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is the world's largest medical Li-brary. Its collections total some 6 million items and NLM also sponsors a variety of key databases in the medical field. This article traces the history and the strategies of the Library from'the origins until today. 

Key words: National Library of Medicine Bethesda - Transmission of Medical knowledge 

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