A computerized word-processing and data system for histology in a private medical laboratory

C. T. Ashworth, T. H. McConnell, C. Nielsen, R. D. Ashworth, J. Sanford

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This report describes the use of a word-processing microcomputer, the Lanier Text Editor, for preparation of surgical tissue reports. Gross and microscopic description formats are stored on floppy disks, which may easily be completed and edited on a cathode-ray tube (CRT) for rapid computerized printing. Also described is the use of a PDP 8/E minicomputer for entry, storage, and manipulation of historic, demographic and diagnostic data, printing of numeric and alphabetic listings, cross-indexing of cases by diagnosis, and the accumulation of data for direct patient or physician billing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)257-262
Number of pages6
JournalUnknown Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1979


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  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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