History of Medicine
Extramural Programs: Investing in Knowledge
The library has a program of grant assistance to improve U.S. medical libraries, support training and research in medical library and information science, and support various categories of publications. In the 1980's, the library has emphasized grants to investigate computer applications in medicine and to develop large-scale integrated information systems in academic health science centers.
Grants go to health science institutions and to individual researchers, academicians, librarians and computer scientists with the goal of expanding the biomedical information base and developing systems for efficient dissemination of that information.
The capabilities of the information systems at NLM will continue to expand with increasing knowledge and information, allowing a vast weath of information to be shared world-wide.
The educational system for health professionals must develop progressive teaching tools to provide students with information.
A computer model depicting one stage of the execution of PROTEAN, an artificial intelligence program for inferring protein structure from NMR spectroscopy data. Courtesy the Stanford University Knowledge System Laboratory, Palo Alto, California.
"The Fluoroscope," 1926, etching by John Sloan (1871-1951). Sloan had a background in illustrating newspapers, magazines and books which served him well in his painting and printmaking. He is well-known for his etchings, particularly those of life in New York. Sloan was interested in the everyday aspects of life and most of his work concerns the life of the urban working man. In this vignette, Sloan himself appears as the patient.