Launch of NCI Physician's Data Query (PDQ)

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Title: Launch of NCI Physician's Data Query (PDQ)
Description: Vincent DeVita, former Director, National Cancer Institute (1980-1988) standing at a podium taking questions at a press conference on January 31, 1985, to announce the launch of the 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
Topics/Categories: Historical -- Events
National Cancer Institute -- Directors
Type: B&W, Photo (JPEG format)
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Unknown Photographer
Date Created: January 31, 1985
Date Added: May 30, 2007
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