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A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF MEDICAL PUBLICATIONS RELATING TO SRI LANKA, 1811 - 1976

A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF MEDICAL PUBLICATIONS RELATING TO SRI LANKA, 1811 - 1976

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KAMALIKA PIERIS
BA (Cey) Dip.Lib (Lond) ALA
and
C.G.URAGODA
MD(Cey) FRCP(E) MRCP(Glas6) PCCP AFOM
NATIONAL SCIENCE COUNCIL OF SRI LANKA
SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH C8NIRB
47/5 Maitland Place
Colombo 7
1980
KAMALIKA PIERIS
BA (Cey) Dip.Lib (Lond) ALA
and
C.G.URAGODA
MD(Cey) FRCP(E) MRCP(Glas6) PCCP AFOM
NATIONAL SCIENCE COUNCIL OF SRI LANKA
SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH C8NIRB
47/5 Maitland Place
Colombo 7
1980

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A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF MEDICAL PUBLICATIONSRELATING TO SRI LANKA, 1811 - 1976ByKAMALIKA PIERISBA (Cey) Dip.Lib (Lond) ALAandC.G.URAGODAMD(Cey) FRCP(E) MRCP(Glas6) PCCP AFOMNATIONAL SCIENCE COUNCIL OF SRI LANKASOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH C8NIRB47/5 Maitland PlaceColombo 71980
 
CONTENTSINTRODUCTION iiLIST OP PERIODICALS xivLIST OP ABBREVIATIONS
.xvii
| SUBJECT SECTION 1i AUTHOR INDEX
 
INTRODUCTIONThe under-documentation of the expanding ThirdWorld output in medical research is a matter for
in-
creasing concern among those interested in a balanceddissemination of medical information. In Sri Lanka,too great a reliance on western based medical documentation has resulted in a situation where the localresearcher is more readily informed of foreign references to his topic than of relevant local references.The current international data bases are unable toabsorb the total world output in medical research.It is therefore necessary to think in terms of supplementary documentation at national level. Suchdocumentation should aim at a comprehensive coverageof local material, using a methodology and a formatwhich is minimally compatible with the international
indexes.
Despite the fact that Sri Lanka boasts of overa hundred and fifty years of sustained adherence tothe tenets of Western Medicine, there is little
sys
tematic documentation of the subject. National bibliographic control exists, but is of recent origin.Ceylon National Bibliography
(1962-
) later SriLanka National Bibliography lists books on medicine.Sri Lanka Science Index
(1977-
) indexes periodicaland newspaper articles on medicine, but does not

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