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Medical Informatics Pioneers
Oral history is a method for documenting history in a vivid way by recording the voices of those who have experienced it.
Beginning in 2004, Drs. Joan S. Ash and Dean F. Sittig chose and interviewed seventeen medical informatics pioneers to capture their memories.
In 2013, NLM acquired the transcripts from the first 15 interviews and began work to make them publicly available, including recruiting and placing photographs to enliven the written words.
We are pleased to begin to make these conversations available to you.
Click on the names to download the published oral histories.
Medical Informatics Pioneers, published by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, 2014-2017.
Additional oral histories coming soon: Anthony L. Komaroff, Robert S. Ledley, DDS, Reed M. Gardner, PhD, William Edward Hammond, PhD, Thomas Lincoln, Donald W. Simborg, Lawrence Weed, MD, Howard L. Bleich, MD, Warner V. Slack, MD, Betsy Humphreys, MLS
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Suggested citation style:
Ash JS, Sittig DF. “Origins of these Conversations with Medical Informatics Pioneers,” Conversations with Medical Informatics Pioneers: An oral history project. Ash JS, Sittig DF, interviewers. Goodwin RM, Ash JS, Sittig DF, editors. Bethesda: U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM); 2015. Available from: http://lhncbc.nlm.nih.gov/project/medical-informatics-pioneers
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Oral History Interviews
Editors: Rebecca M. Goodwin, Joan S. Ash, and Dean F. Sittig
Interviewers: Joan S. Ash and Dean F. Sittig
Managing Editor: Rebecca M. Goodwin
Copy Editing: Cindy Allen
Design & Layout: Troy HIll, Bona Kim, John Harrington and Anne Altemus
Photo Editing: Troy Hill and Sandy Triolo
Photo Captions: Nina Matheson, Patti Brennan, Kathy Cravedi, Pat Carson, Fran Sandridge, Betsy Humphreys, Don Lindberg, Don Detmer, Marie Gallagher, Ed Hammond, Clem McDonald and Rebecca Goodwin.
Deeds of Gift: Rebecca Warlow, John Rees and Jeff Reznick
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