The suspension of some of the great German medical abstracting services during World War II and the keenly felt need for a comprehensive abstracting service in English, particularly for clinical medicine, brought about the establishment of Excerpta Medica as a non‐profit organization in 1947. Since its inception the service has expanded into several sections covering not only the usual divisions of clinical and preclinical medicine but also subjects like Cancer and Tuberculosis which are of present‐day interest and importance. Now that some of the German abstracting services have been revived there is apt to be some amount of duplication between them and Excerpta Medica, and the small library in particular has to evaluate them to get the best for the money or the most suitable for its purposes.
NEELAMEGHAN, A. (1954), "A COMPARISON OF TWO ABSTRACTING SERVICES FOR SURGICAL LITERATURE, AND SOME FACTORS IN THE COMPARISON OF ABSTRACTING AND INDEXING SERVICES", Journal of Documentation, Vol. 10 No. 4, pp. 193-200. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb026208
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