Harvard dispenses medical information to the world

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 09 December 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1523

A subsidiary of Harvard Medical School is joining with a US information technology firm to provide medical information almost instantly to any doctor in the world with a modern computer. Harvard has one of the world's biggest medical libraries, and doctors in most well off countries now have easy access to current medical information through their own local libraries or through national libraries.

But doctors in poorer countries have suffered a widening information gap. Many medical school libraries in such …

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