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VOLUME 1:3, NUMBER 2
I MICES? ! !
To the liiini of the Xerox ma
chine and the ecstatic voices of
librarians in pursuit of elusive
references, has now been added
the insistent rattle of a teletype
AVe refer to the Medical Cen
ter Library, and the “insistent
rattle” is the noise of a new
teletype communications sys
tem at Duke.
The system links three med
ical school libraries in North
Carolina and two in Virf'inia
and is part of a i)rogram to im
prove communications between
the five medical libraries.
The linkafje of the libraries
is the result of the recent forma
tion of a coordinating: committee
which seeks to avoid duj)lica-
tion of effort and library ma
terial so that the supply of bio
medical literature at any point
will be optimal.
The equipment will put the
libraries in immediate communi
cation with such important re
positories of scientific literature
as the Library of Con;ress, the
Linda Hall Library in Kansas
City and the John Crerar Li
brary in Chicago. More imj)or-
tant, it will put them in im
mediate contact with each other
and so strengthen the exchange
of materials by which they sup
plement each other’s collections.
Although dei)endence on the
National Library of ]\ledicine
for scarce nuiterial will continue
to be high, it is hoped that full
exploitation and free exchange
of local resources will reduce
regional demands on luitional
The suggestion of the Bell
Telephone rej)resentative that
an aj)pro])riate acronym for the
system woidd be i\IICES (.1/ed-
ical /nter-libi'ary Communica
tions Zi/’xchange tS'ervice) is be
MAR 15 1966
Dr. E. Croft Assistant Dean in charge of student affairs is shown
above signing the statement of cooperation between the University of San
Carlos Scliool of Medicine, Guatemala, and the Duke University School of
Medicine. Pictured with Dr. Long are (from left) : Ing, Jorge Arias, Presi
dent of the University of San Carlos; Dr. Carlos if. Monson, Dean of the
faculty of medical sciences (now deceased) ; Dr. Alberto Viau, Professor of
Medicine and member of the standing committee on medical education; and
Jlr. Guillermo Putzeis, head of the publicity department of the University
of San Carlos.
Project Launched with Guatemalans
Duke University School of
Medicine and the University of
San Carlos School of iledieine,
Guatemala, have become affil
iated in a program designed to
further health-related education
Dr. E. Croft Long, Assistant
Dean in charge of student af
fairs at Duke, said the new pro
gram, although still in the form
ative state, is intended to
strengthen the cordial relations
and friendship existing between
the two countries.
“It will also aid the mutual
under.standing of viewpoints,
problems and cultural differ
ences,” he added.
Dr. Ijong spent almost a week
in Guatemala completing ar
rangements for the affiliation
which will result in exchange of
faculty and in some instances
stiulents on a short-term basis.
Faculty members from Duke
will be invited to the San (’arlos
school, the second oldest uni-
versit}’ in Latin America—as re
searchers, teachers and consul
tants. At the same time, post
doctoral training and research
in the basic sciences will be of
fered at Duke for faculty and
students from Guatemala.
The Duke University School
of Medicine will work Avith gov
ernmental and private agencies
in this country to explore the
possibility of obtaining funds
to help the Giuitenuilan school
improve teaching resources by
supplementing its educational
and research equipment.
Under the terms of the affil
iation, Duke will also help its
new partner in medical educa
tion and research exj)and its
library facilities by nuiking
available duj)licate books and
journals. To date, Duke has
given San Carlos School of Med
icine about 1,500 pounds of du-
j)licate books and journals. Dr.
URIIAM, NORTH CAROLINA
Dr. Jack R. Goodrich, former
ly of the University of Missis
sippi Medical Center at Jack
son, Mississippi, has been ap
pointed as associate professor of
radiology and head of the Di
vision of Nuclear Medicine in
the Department of Radiology.
As chief of the division, Dr.
Goodrich will conduct teaching,
clinical and research programs
related to radioisotopes.
In the next year, the division
is expected to double its phys
ical plant facilities in order to
provide better treatment for the
increasing number of patients
in the Department of Radiology.
Recent years have seen in
creasing use of radioactive trac
ers—chemical elements injected
in small amounts in the body—
in the diagnosis of disease. Many
new radioactive materials now
are being used for this purpose.
With these new materials, the
instruments of detection have
been greatly improved, making
possible more sophisticated and
often earlier diagnoses.
“The field of nuclear medi
cine,” said Dr. Goodrich, “is
certainly in keeping with this
space age and it offers great
potential in clinical and research