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Ash JS (Interviewer and Editor), Sittig DF (Interviewer and Editor), Goodwin RM (Editor)
Conversations with Medical Informatics Pioneers: An oral history project.
Abstract: 

Oral history is a method for documenting history in a vivid way by recording the voices of those who have experienced it. “Memory is the core of oral history, from which meaning can be extracted and preserved."

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 at http://lhncbc.nlm.nih.gov/project/medical-informatics-pioneers.

Ash JS (Interviewer and Editor), Sittig DF (Interviewer and Editor), Goodwin RM (Editor). Introduction Conversations with Medical Informatics Pioneers: An oral history project.