The National Library of Medicine (NLM,) the world’s largest medical library, is celebrating its 175th year of existence in 2011! Donald A.B. Lindberg, MD, the Director, reminds us that “Although it houses the world’s largest biomedical collection (over 17 million items in more than 150 languages) the Library is about much more than books. Every day, via the Internet, NLM delivers trillions of bytes of health data crucial to the lives of millions of people around the globe.” Many people don’t realize that the NLM is located on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, Maryland and is also one of the twenty-seven institutes. http://apps.nlm.nih.gov/175
The NLM has a presence in the state of Wyoming serving health professionals and the public through its outreach staff and electronic collections.