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(E) PubMed says we speak... Correction needed
By Nenad N. Bach | Published  03/18/2003 | Letters to the Editors | Unrated
(E) PubMed says we speak... Correction needed

 

We Speak and Write Croatian

In a relation to the article on the use of the term "Serbo-Croatian" as the name
of our language at several web sites, I would like to bring to your attention
another such example. Unfortunately (and annoyingly), PubMed Central (PMC),
which is the U.S. National Library of Medicine's digital archive of life
sciences journal literature, 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.). 
Access to the abstracts of articles in PMC is free, so this site is probably the
most used one world-wide among the medical professionals (please, check at
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi). 
Maybe some public pressure would convince 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 they 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
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/fields/2098.html). 
Please send your e-mails to: custserv@nlm.nih.gov 
or write to:
U.S. National Library of Medicine, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20894

Thank you. Sincerely,
Stanislav Lechpammer, MD, Ph.D.
Assistant Editor, "Acta Clinica Croatica" 

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