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Information Folder - Medidata Automated Multiphasic Health Testing Systems, Searle Medical Computer, PDP8/1, 1970 Document Reg. No: ST 44170 26

Summary:
Information Booklets and documents in Beige Folder. The booklets provide information specifically about the Paediatric and General Adult Medical History Questions as well as information about a key component of the SMI system, namely the Medical History Taker (Museum Victoria does not have this item).
Description:
Beige Folder containing two information books (coloured light green and yellow) in one pocket and five reference documents in another pocket. A patient identity card is sellotaped to the front cover (this is mentioned in the booklet). The card has five slots punched into it. The folder itself has text and photographs printed on it.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Barry Aarons, 2012
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 280 mm (Width), 215 mm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Thickness is less than 1 mm.

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Tagged with: computers, medical diagnostic tests, healthcare medicine, medical examinations
Themes this item is part of: Information & Communication Collection, Medicine in Society Collection
Primary Classification: COMPUTING & CALCULATING
Secondary Classification: Digital Computing
Tertiary Classification: reference materials
Inscriptions: Front cover: Barry S. Aarons(handwritten) / Searle Nucleonics(handwritten) / Searle Medidata, Inc. / A Subsidiary of G. D. SEARLE & CO.
Card on front cover: 2524-Th-O / SMI / MULTITEST SYSTEM

Front cover of light green booklet: Searle Medidata, Inc. / A Subsidiary of G. D. SEARLE & CO. / Complete listing of / PEDIATRIC / MEDICAL HISTORY QUESTIONS / used in / The SMI Profile 320 / Medical History Taker
Inside cover of light green booklet: (text and image) / Copyright, 1970, / (text)

Front cover of yellow booklet: Searle Medidata, Inc. / A Subsidiary of G. D. SEARLE & CO. / Complete listing of /GENERAL ADULT MEDICAL HISTORY QUESTIONS / used in / The SMI Profile 320 / Medical History Taker
Inside cover of yellow booklet: (text and image) / Copyright, 1970, / (text)

Details of reference documents:
(X 2) computers and automation / RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN AUTOMATING THE MEDICAL HISTORY, Herbert A. Haessler, 1969
The Delivery of Medical Care / Sidney H Garfield / Scientific American / 1970
HEALTH POLICY DIRECTIONS FOR THE 1970'S / William I. Kissick / 1970
Automated Multiphasic Health Testing / ANNA C. GELMAN / 1970
Manufacturer of Component: Searle Medidata Inc, Waltham, Massachusetts, United States of America, 1965-1975

The computer was manufactured by DEC and Searle Medidata manufactured the scanner and developed and supplied the software.
User: Shepherd Foundation, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1971-1987

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