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June 16, 1956


JAMA. 1956;161(7):632. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.62970070011019

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The Committee on Alcoholism of the American Medical Association, a committee of the Council on Mental Health, wishes to announce to the profession that it has completed arrangements for a new service to physicians. In 1955, the Committee acquired a copy of the Classified Abstract Archive of the Alcohol Literature. This collection of abstracts was developed by Jellinek, Keller, and Efron at the Yale Center of Alcohol Studies. It contains in condensed form the outstanding scientific literature on alcohol and alcoholism from all over the world. The purpose of the archives is to give easy access to any selected topic in the vast accumulation of the published materials on alcohol problems. Abstracts of relevant literature are classified by subject matter. The abstracts are printed on "finding" cards, and the subject content is indexed in code along the margins. By inserting a sorting needle through prepared holes in the margins of

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