2-17. INSTRUCTION BOOKLET
The DLA publishes a series of booklets, which are used in conjunction with the
microfiche catalog. It is designed to provide general information required to interpret
and effectively use the microfiche publication. The booklet for the Medical Catalog is
entitled, Introduction to Federal Supply Catalogs and Related Publications, Volume 20,
Federal Supply Catalog, Medical Catalog. Updates of this booklet will be furnished
through complete revisions or as required.
The Medical Catalog is published to provide descriptive, illustrative,
management, and reference data for the selection and identification of items to support
the medical community.
The Medical Catalog is used to:
a. Obtain descriptive data when only a NSN is known.
b. Obtain management data on a medical item (that is, price, unit of issue (UI),
and so forth).
c. Obtain packing and packaging data on medical items.
d. Obtain requisitioning/ordering information of medical items.
A complete new basic edition of the Medical Catalog will be produced monthly.
Each publication is a complete basic catalog and supersedes all previous publications.
2-21. FORMAT AND DISPLAY MEDIA
a. The Medical Catalog is published on microfiche that has been reduced by a
ratio of 48:1.
b. Each microfiche is identified by a title printed across the top of the microfiche,
readable without magnification. Examples of each Volume's Eye Readable Headers are
Volume I, Introduction.
MEDICAL CATALOG IDENTIFICATION/MANAGEMENT DATA 03/89
VOLUME I AS OF 01/19/89 INTRODUCTION 001