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JAMA 100 Years Ago
November 1, 2006


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JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer Reiling, Assistant Editor.

JAMA. 2006;296(17):2153. doi:10.1001/jama.296.17.2153-b

It is reported that the Carnegie Institution is considering the discontinuance of the Index Medicus on account of lack of financial support from the medical profession. It is to be regretted that such a reason exists; there should be sufficient support for the Index, now the price has been made moderate. The Index Medicus holds a place by itself among periodicals. It is the one accurate and complete bibliography of current medial literature, and its discontinuance would be a world-wide misfortune.

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