Launch of NCI Physician's Data Query (PDQ)

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Title: Launch of NCI Physician's Data Query (PDQ)
Description: From left: Vincent T. DeVita, Jr., MD, former National Cancer Institute Director (1980-1988), Jane E. Henney, MD, Deputy Director, NCI (1980 - 1985), Martin Kahn, President, BRS/Sanders. On stage just before start of the January 31, 1985, press conference announcing the launch of Physician's Data Query (PDQ). PDQ is a computerized information system developed by the National Cancer Institute to disseminate up-to-date information on cancer. Launched in 1985 and initially intended only for physicians, PDQ was an innovative system that allowed users to search and retrieve information without the need to know specialized computer language.
Subjects (names): Vincent DeVita
Jane Henney
Topics/Categories: Historical -- Events
National Cancer Institute -- Directors
Type: B&W, Photo
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Unknown Photographer
Date Created: January 31, 1985
Date Added: May 25, 2007
Reuse Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and can be freely reused. Please credit the source and, where possible, the creator listed above.