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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

New web site celebrates National Library of Medicine's 175th anniversary

"The National Library of Medicine (NLM) had a modest beginning - a small collection of books in the library of the US Army Surgeon General in 1836. From that founding collection has sprung today's National Library of Medicine, the world's largest biomedical library, housing some 17 million items in more than 150 languages, including books, journals, manuscripts, audiovisuals, and other forms of medical information. To celebrate its 175th anniversary year, the Library is inaugurating a new web site, providing further insights into NLM, past and present and its information innovation that has changed the way scientific and medical information is organized, stored, accessed, and disseminated

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