Beginning with this issue abstracts of articles dealing with or related to cerebrovascular disease will be printed in Stroke--A Journal of Cerebral Circulation. In recent years the increase in the number of articles dealing with various aspects of cerebrovascular disease has made it difficult and time consuming for interested persons to keep current with the literature. A decade ago the Joint Council Subcommittee on Cerebrovascular Disease of what was then the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Blindness and the National Heart Institute arranged for the regular production of a "Cerebrovascular Bibliography" by personnel in the National Library of Medicine. These Institutes are now called the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke and the National Heart and Lung Institute; the "Cerebrovascular Bibliography" is issued every three months and "is being distributed during its developmental period to a limited number of investigators, teachers and libraries."
Another series of aids to the wide community of medical personnel dealing with cerebrovascular disease has been the three issues (most recent July 1970) of a"Cerebrovascular Survey Report" which have been prepared for the same Subcommittee with the air of grants from the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke and the National Heart and Lung Institute. Each issue has reviewed the current status of various topics that relate to cerebrovascular disease and has included an appropriate bibliography to aid the reader in finding original material.
In 1966 Dr. R. G. Siekert, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, began an experimental "Cerebrovascular Information Service" which included making regularly available abstracts of pertinent articles from more than 350 medical journals. This activity is made possible by support from the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke. As a service to the reader, arrangements have been made with Dr. Siekert for selected abstracts to be printed in each issue of Stroke--A Journal of Cerebral Circulation.
- © 1971 American Heart Association, Inc.