compiled by Jim Walsh and A. James Bothmer
The "Vital and Health Statistics Series", or what documents and medical librarians call "The Rainbow Series", includes four series published by the US National Health Survey between 1958 and 1963, and eighteen series published by the National Centre for Health Statistics since 1963. sixteen of these are still active. In this volume, Jim Walsh and A.James Bothmer list, annotate, and index all of the reports published in the Rainbow Series, a total of 853 reports. Each entry contains standard bibliographical information and cataloging, publisher, and index/abstract access information. The work concludes with author, title, and subject indexes. The volume is the only source that lists annotates and indexes all of the reports and that provides supplemental information that will enhance reference, interlibrary loan, cataloging, and acquisition information, and that will enhance the use of these valuable reports.