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VP Gore to Launch Free Access to World's [Medical Data]


M2 Presswire (06/27/97)

Vice President Al Gore helped to launch a new service from the National Library of Medicine on Friday. The service gives Americans free Internet access to MEDLINE, the world's most extensive collection of published medical data. Users previously had to pay for and register to use MEDLINE on the World Wide Web. "American citizens now have at their fingertips both the scientific information gathered by the National Library of Medicine, as represented in MEDLINE, and the extensive consumer health information in Healthfinder, the service for the public that we announced in April. We are committed to using the new technology, including the World Wide Web and the Internet, to provide health information to the public," said Donna Shalala, Secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services. The National Library of Medicine can be accessed at


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