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Winifred Sewell Dies

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Winifred Sewell Dies

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Winifred "Win" Sewell, 85, a longtime member of the AIIP, died on October 23. She was a retired librarian who had worked for the University of Maryland and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and served as honorary president of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.

She went to Washington, D.C., in the early 1960s and worked at NIH's National Library of Medicine until 1970 and then at the University of Maryland until 1992.

Ms. Sewell, a native of Newport, Wash., had a degree in English from Washington State University. She received a master's degree in library science from Columbia University and an honorary doctorate from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy.

She had served on a 1958 International Federation of Pharmacy's pharmaceutical abstract commission, a 1965 National Academy of Sciences committee on modern methods of handling chemical information, and a 1966 State Department library exchange program with the Soviet Union.

Susan Feldman, director of IDC's content and retrieval technologies program, noted Ms. …

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