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Letter from Joseph Post, New York Academy of Medicine to Joshua Lederberg

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  • Medicine
  • Pharmacology

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A Proposal for a Study of the Provision of Medical Information in the States of New York and New Jersey with particular reference to the Library of The New York Academy of Medicine The States of New York and New Jersey, which comprise Region II of the Regional Medical Library System of The National Library of Medicine, contain 15 medical schools and other major centers of research such as The Sloan- Kettering Institute for Cancer Research, The Roswell Park Memorial Institute, The Rockefeller University, and major pharmaceutical firms.About 15% of the scientists conducting medical research in the United States are located in Region II. The region includes a wide range of health care delivery services which cut across every problem encountered nation-wide, from the delivery of health care in remote rural areas and the delivery of health care in impoverished urban ghettos to the delivery of immensely sophisticated, complex and advanced care. The Library of The New York Academy of Medicine serves as a principal resource for books and information in the operating network that serves the health care professionals of the States of New York and New Jersey. The components of that network are the Regional Medical Library (RML), the New York State Interlibrary Loan Network (NYSILL), the New Jersey Library Network, and the Medical Library Center of New York (MLC).A comprehensive regional plan that is constantly updated by the Advisory and Planning Committee of the Regional Medical Library gives direction to the service program and constitutes a framework for this cooperative effort. The New York Academy of Medicine operates Roll and the Academy's Library provides the major backup resource collection of Region II. This document constitutes a request by The New York Academy of Medicine for funds to conduct a major study of the effectiveness of that network and to formulate recommendations for its. continued improvement. The Library of Th

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