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BBC NEWS | Health | Vast digital health archive opens

A project to store digitally every single issue of one of the world's greatest medical journals has been completed.

The pages of The Lancet, founded in 1823, and published weekly ever since, have carried reports of many of the greatest medical triumphs of the past 180 years.

A two-year project to digitally capture each page - a total of 340,000 articles - and convert them into a fully searchable database, will be a boon both to medical researchers and medical historians.

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