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(E) Letter from The National Library of Medicine
By Nenad N. Bach | Published  04/10/2003 | Letters to the Editors | Unrated
(E) Letter from The National Library of Medicine


The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has received your message

Dragi Nenade,

U privitku Vam dostavljam odgovor koji sam primio od National Library of
Medicine (NLM). Ako prime dovoljno zahtjeva s nase strane mozda uspijemo nesto i
promijeniti. U svakom slucaju, hvala na podrsci.

Hvala puno. Lijepi pozdrav,


-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2003 4:44 PM
To: Lechpammer, Stanislav

Subject: RE: Erroneous information on the Croatian language

Dear Dr. Lechpammer:

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has received your message regarding
designation of Croation journals in PubMED Central.
Your message has been forwarded to PMC for their review.

J. Erickson

National Library of Medicine

-----Original Message-----

Sent: 3/26/2003 10:47:09 AM
Subject: Erroneous information on the Croatian language


I would like to bring to your attention that PubMed Central (PMC) persistently
uses mark "Serbo-Croatian (Roman)" with the titles that appear in Croatian
bio-medical journals published in the Croatian language (i.e. "Lijecnicki
Vjesnik", "Acta Medica Croatica" etc.).
Besides the fact that such mark is simply linguistically erroneous, please also
note that Croatian speaking users may find it discriminatory and offensive.
Therefore, I urge the U.S. National Library of Medicine to properly associate
the name "Croatian" with the medical articles published in the Croatian journals
in Croatian language.

After all, by doing that PMC would not only correct the erroneous information,
but would also recognize the fact that is already accepted by some of the US
government agencies (please, check at

Thank you very much for your kind attention and anticipated cooperation.


Stanislav Lechpammer, M.D., Ph.D.

Harvard Medical School
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Division of Nuclear Medicine
44 Binney Street, DL207
Boston, MA 02115

If they receive enough letter we can change things as we did successfully before. It is important to create a contact like this and in a civilized way explain the difference anda political implication of the difference. If we all do a little bit but consistentlyresults will be evident.
Nenad Bach

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