Thursday, July 24, 2008

Medpedia to be the World's Largest Collaborative Online Encyclopedia of Health & Medicine

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (July 23, 2008) –

The Medpedia Project today announced the formation of the world’s largest collaborative online encyclopedia of medicine called Medpedia.
Physicians, medical schools, hospitals, health organizations and public health professionals are now volunteering to collaboratively build the most comprehensive medical clearinghouse in the world for information about health, medicine and the body.
This free public site will officially launch at the end of 2008, and a preview site becomes available today at

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

What a Cool Idea, Dr. Gorrie!

"1850: Florida physician John Gorrie uses his mechanical ice-maker to astonish the guests at a party. It's America's first public demonstration of ice made by refrigeration."

A Florida physician certainly ~ but born in Nevis!

Click on the title to read the interesting if chilling story for this hot July day, from WIRED magazine...

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Friday, July 11, 2008

Frontiers in Medicine: the next big thing in medical education

"Frontiers in Medicine focuses on medical research's impact on treatment of disease in the 21st century.

The major objective is to accelerate the communication of scientific discoveries via distance learning to connect physicians, scientists, and students of science and medicine throughout the world.
This prestigious lecture series has presented more than 60 live Frontiers Webcasts on cutting-edge research topics.

CE credits available and all by George Washington University Medical Center.

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

PubMed Clinical Q&A

PubMed Clinical Q&A is a collection of summaries of health information, systemic reviews and answers to clinical questions. A great searchable resource for those PBL sessions!

"Each summary contains several questions that compare treatments, for example: "How do statins compare in reducing 'bad cholesterol' (LDL-c)?"
A brief answer which highlights recent findings is available, along with a link back to the source of the evidence where more details can be found."

...just one of the many excellent full text medical ebooks available on the NCBI Bookshelf [find permanent link in the right sidebar].

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