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People will be able to surf across languages for health data on the Internet

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7067.1264b (Published 16 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1264
  1. Akira Sekikawa,
  2. Ingrid Libman,
  3. Lucia Iochida,
  4. Ronald E Laporte,
  5. Eugene Boostrom
  1. Fellow, department of epidemiology Fellow, department of epidemiology Fellow Professor, department of epidemiology University of Pittsburgh, Diabetes Research Center, 3460 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
  2. Senior public health specialist World Bank, 1818 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20433, USA

    EDITOR,—Health research data and other health data are increasingly stored in electronic format on networks, which enables faster and more flexible access to the literature. One of the most widely used on line databases in the health field is Medline, which contains more than 7.5 million citations from over 4000 biomedical journals and is international in scope. Increased access to the Internet will further facilitate worldwide distribution of health information. The Internet currently reaches …

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