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To the Editor.—
I would like to clarify a statement by Robert W. Miller, MD, in his article on "Areawide Chemical Contamination" (1981;245:1548).The "Crisis Response Team" at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to which Miller refers in the article is the Toxicology Information Response Center (TIRC). Founded in 1971 by the National Library of Medicine's Toxicology Information Program, the TIRC serves as a national and international center for toxicology and related information. The TIRC functions within the Information Center Complex, a major scientific and technical unit of the Information Division at ORNL.Services of the TIRC are available on a fee-for-service basis to all interested organizations or private persons. Rapid-response literature searches, processed in 24 hours, can be obtained by specific request. For information the Center can be contacted at (615) 576-1743 or FTS 626-1743.One of many activities at the TIRC is the Information Response to Chemical
Winslow SG. Toxicology Information Response Center. JAMA. 1981;246(18):2033. doi:10.1001/jama.1981.03320180025020