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NLM Overview: Disseminating Medical Information to the World (Video, 8:49)

October 13, 2016

As the world’s largest medical library, NLM plays a key role in scientific discovery and health by collecting, organizing, preserving, and making accessible biomedical knowledge from around the world. This video reviews many of the myriad and often innovative ways NLM supplies free, reliable health information to the American public and the world. Experts from across the medical, research, and library communities also speak to why they turn to NLM as a leader in the dissemination of medical information. (8:49)

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Since its founding in 1836, the National Library of Medicine has played a pivotal role in translating biomedical research into practice and is a leader in information innovation. NLM is the world's largest medical library, and millions of scientists, health professionals and the public around the world use NLM services every day.


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