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Research and Development: New Frontiers in Information Science

NLM's Lister Hill Center for Biomedical Communication, established to expand uses of computers in the improvement of biomedical communications systems.

NLM's Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications was established to expand the uses of computer and communicatons technolgoy in the health care profession and to improve systems for collecting biomedical data and distributing it to those who need it.

The center is investigating ways to use the most modern technolgy in medical education, artifical intelligence, and to keep health care professionals abreast of the latest developments in medicine.

At the same time, the Lister Hill Center is devising ways to collect more quickly and distribute more efficiently the wealth of biomedical material being generated each year and is developing programs to help the health care profession take advantage of the wealth of material stored at the library.

Le malade imaginaire by Honoré Daumier. A depressed man sitting in a chair is visualizing various death related scenes, such as being bled (to death), preparing a will, appearing as a cadaver, and being measured for a coffin by an undertaker; under the chair is a clyster and a chamber pot. Image A027584 from Images from the History of Medicine.

"Le Malade Imaginaire," by Honoré Daumier (1808-1879). Daumier was most well-known during his lifetime as a lithographer and a caricaturist who used these two mediums as vehicles for his incisive social satire. After his death, his skill as a painter won acclaim and influenced many later artists. It is his caricatures, however, for which he is most recognized today.

The 1984 Health Research twenty cent postage stamp. The stamp features beakers, test tubes, needles and other laboratory equipment.

NLM's dissemination of the results of biomedical research is an integral part of the research process. Courtesy of U. S. Postal Service.