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Sorry for this late summary of information received on index access to
consumer health videos (seeking titles on asthma, diabetes, and carpal
tunnel syndrome). Thanks are due to many librarians, particularly Dale
Lukas, selector of AV materials at NLM and Phillip Arny, at the Univer-
sity of Washington Health Sciences Library, who invited requests for
more information. (I will send Lukas' or Arny's internet addresses on
request).
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Specific Video Titles
      *     "new [patient education] carpal tunnel tape" from the Amer-
            ican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (1-800-626-6726)
 
Evaluative reviews
      *     Video Rating Guide for Libraries [sections on health].
            Quarterly. ABC-Clio
 
Indexed directories
      *     Video Source Book. Gale. Annual
      *     Bowker Guide to Videos  (unable to find bibliographic info)
      *     Patient Education Sourcebook. Vol II, 1990. HeSCA (Health
            Sciences Communications Association) 6278 Old McLean Vil-
            lage Drive, McLean, VA 22101. $75 for non members.
 
Publishers
      *     Milner-Fenwick, mentioned by several, e.g., "has good
            health tapes". (1-800-432-8433)
      *     Carle Media (217-384-4838)
      *     Pyramid Film and Video (1-800-421-2304)
      *     Films for the Humanities and Sciences (1-800-257-5126)
      *     Medical Video Library Catalog: "Prescription for Health";
            edited at the University of Toronto; distributed by Kinetic
            Inc. and Medcon/Trainex, in California
      *     Altshud Group, Chicago, IL
 
Online Databases
      *     EPIC  (OCLC)
      *     CHID on BRS ("Combined Health Information Database") -
            "includes databases from several federal clearinghouses..."
            - mentioned by several people; local informants hadn't
            found it very useful.
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Again, many thanks for your quick and helpful replies.