[Asis-l] Winifred Sewell passes away

Richard Hill rhill at asis.org
Tue Oct 29 08:02:54 EST 2002

Word has been received that Winifred Sewell died last week.  Below is bio 
information and the URL for her entry on the Information Science Pioneers 

Dick Hill
Winifred Sewell
DATES: 1917- 2002
WORKED AT: Squibb Institue for Medical Research; Columbia University; NLM

OTHER INFORMATION: Sewell worked at: Columbia University (librarian); 
Wellcome Research Labs, NLM; Later as consultant. She was interested in 
coordination of chemical and biomedical terminology (especially online 
retrieval systems), medical information transfer, online searching 
behaviors of pharmacists; Believes need to maintain close relationship with 
the needs of scientists and to obtain the publications that concern them; 
Must maintain this relationship since have to quickly and efficiently 
classify different materials; Editor Unlisted Drugs; Believes "the better 
our own relationship with all non-librarians and specialized fields of 
knowledge, the greater can be our own progress" (Current Biography); Also 
interested in bibliometrics of molecular biology; Developed MESH for 
Medlars; Worked for Squibb before NLM.

URL: http://www.libsci.sc.edu/bob/ISP/sewell.htm

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