Collection PC157 - Bradner L. Hisey Papers


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Bradner L. Hisey Papers



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31 page document titled "The First Successful Medical Information System" along with a cover letter to Dean Perlmutter and an appendix titled “Those Who Tried.” Also included is a patent, a JAMA abstract and two articles by Hisey and others from 1968. All documents are related to the development and deployment of a Medical Information System for the rapid ordering of medical tests utilizing a CRT screen and a Light Pen for input.

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The collection is open and accessible for research.

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Item description, Reference Code, Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

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  • English

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  • Latin

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"Describing Archives: A Content Standard, Second Edition (DACS), 2013."

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© Copyright 2019 Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives. All rights reserved.

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