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1949-1976: NLM Indexer

A black and white photograph of an exterior view featuring the Army Medical Library's Indexing staff standing on front steps of Library. Stanley Jablonski is on the far left in the back row.
Taken only a year or so after
he joined the Army Medical Library’s indexing staff,
Stanley is at the far left in the back row. c.1950.


  • Slavic medical bibliographies, 1945-1954 (1955)
    A project of Mr. Jablonski's own conception, it covers ten years of medical works published in Slavic countries. It was published as part of a series of bibliographies produced by the Armed Forces Medical Library.
  • Meditsinskata bibliografiia; v pomoshch [sic] na nauchnite rabotnitsi. Medical bibliography; an aid for scientific workers (1956)
  • Russian-English medical dictionary (1958)
  • Russian surgical staplers (1961)
    "The purpose of this bibliography is to focus attention on new and interesting developments in the field of surgical technics…" from preface.

Mr. Jablonski, a lexicographer, is sitting at his desk which is covered with journals. A book holder and books are beneath boxes of index cards. Typewriter keys are beneath a small pile of journals.
Mr. Jablonski on a typical day at work.
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  • Russian drug index (1961, 1967)
    A work essential to the understanding of Russian pharmacology, it provides the public name of drugs as they appear in Russian literature and their complementary synonyms as they appear in western literature. The second edition added 1,200 main entries and 3,700 cross-referenced synonyms.
  • Illustrated dictionary of eponymic syndromes and diseases and their synonyms (1969)
    According to Clifford A. Bachrach, former head of BSD, "It is a work distinguished for its completeness and clarity. It is a valuable reference source for classical descriptions of disease."
  • "The biomedical information explosion" in American Journal of Medical Genetics (1971)
  • "The preconstructed vocabulary: a procrustean bed" in Bulletin of the Medical Library Association (1973)

Black and white photograph of John P. McGovern, M.D., NLM Board of Regents member, presenting the NLM Regents Award for Scholarly or Technical Achievement to Stanley Jablonski, on left, November 11, 1971. Color photograph of the NLM Regents Award for Scholarly or Technical Achievement presented to Stanley Jablonski. The award is a wooden plaque with a gold-toned emblem of an open book with the award name on the left page of the emblem and Stanley Jablonski's name on the right page of the emblem. Color photograph of the NIH Director's Award presented to Stanley Jablonski. The award is a wooden plaque with the National Institutes of Health logo on the top. The bottom has a gold plaque with the the NIH Director's Award information and Stanley Jablonski's name on it.

John P. McGovern, M.D., NLM Board of Regents member, presents the NLM Regents Award for Scholarly or Technical Achievement to Stanley Jablonski, November 11, 1971.


The languages that Stanley Jablonski understood and could index:

Polish, Russian, Czech, Slovak, Bulgarian, Slovenian, Serbo-Croatian, French, Spanish, Italian.