MALAYSIAN MEDICAL SITES

There are many Malaysian Medical Sites available in the World Wide Web (WWW). I have listed 3 main sites from where you may hyperlink to most of the known Malaysian Medical sites.

The above URL is at http://www.jaring.my/msia/newhp/dmall/health/health.html. You will find numerous links to local medical sites. The above link is part of the Malaysian World Wide Sites.

The above URL is at http://search3.cari.com.my/searchsystem/index.php?CatID=8 . Here the links have been divided into broad headings. The index page has a "search engine" where you may search their database for a particular site or person. The index page is at http://www.cari.com.my/ .

This is probably the best link I know that exist for Malaysian Medical Sites. The above URL is at http://medicine.com.my/ . This is a Web site open to all (both medical professionals as well as members of the public) which serves to bring together in one place all Malaysian Health and Medical resources found on the Internet. It has in addition to links, a free Online Locum Service in which a doctor may place advertisements for locum posts. This site has been maintained as a hobby by Dr.Alan Teh since April 1996.

Dr. Alan Teh also moderates a Doctor's Only Mailing List. This is an electronic mailing list created in December 1996. It is accessed by e-mail subscription. To subscribe, one sends e-mail to listserver@shoppe.com.my with the words subscribe DRBBS-L {your name} in the body of the e-mail message. The moderator of the mailing list will personally verify that the potential subscriber is a bonafide medical practitioner - this is done through furnishing details like field of practice, MMC registration number and where necessary independent verification by another doctor. This way, discussions in the mailing list are confined to members of the Malaysian medical profession (in Internet language, this mailing list is considered "subscription moderated"). E-mail sent to drbbs-l@shoppe.com.my will be sent to all members of the mailing list but cannot be read by anyone else. Currently there are about 105 registrants in the mailing list. This service is totally free for anyone with Internet access as long as he/she is a registered Malaysian Medical Practitioner. (Above has been updated and can be viewed at http://forum.malaysianmedicine.com/default.asp?CAT_ID=6 - Doctors Only Bulletin Board see below)

Soon to come and still in beta testing is a Doctors Only Bulletin Board System(DOBBS). This will be a Web based "discussion area" for Malaysian doctors only. It has certain advantages over the mailing list, for example postings will remain on the site and one can read what "discussions" one wishes. There can be different "discussion areas" established to suit the needs of the users. Images such as ECG and X-rays may also be uploaded for a more varied "multimedia" discussion. Like the mailing list, it is a secure site, requiring a login and password thus ensuring that only bona fide doctors may access the discussion area. The site is expected to be ready in about a month and will hopefully be fully operational by May 1997.

I was intrigued as to who Dr.Alan Teh is? I have not met him personally but have been in "touch" through e-mail. Dr.Alan Teh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, University of Malaysia. His current field of medical practice is Haematology-Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation. The original "spirit" of the Internet of sharing information for free be it for research or otherwise is best illustrated by people such as Dr.Alan Teh.

There is one more site that I need to mention and that is the Malaysian Medical Association Web page site.

Malaysian Medical Association

The URL is http://www.mma.org.my/ . Hopefully, in the near future, Berita MMA will be accessible at the above site together with a searchable index. It would be interesting if the Malaysian Medical Journal (abstracts and full paper) is made available to MMA members probably by logging in a user name and password.

COMET HALE-BOPP

I thought this link might be of interest to a few of you. The link below is to a software that allows you to chart the sky over any geographical position at any given time to determine the position of the Hale-Bopp comet.

"Comet Hale-Bopp Finder" is a planetarium program capable of simulating the night sky and is specifically designed to help find Comet Hale-Bopp, the great comet of 1997. Comet Hale-Bopp Finder is available at http://astrotech.stmarys.ca/ecu/halebopp.exe(down) and at its author's web site at http://www.nova-astro.com/.The zip file is

540 kb and the program requires Windows 3.1 or Windows 95. This program is easy to install and set up. Just "click" on the help menu if you encounter any difficulty once you have installed. You can easily set it up to see the Kuala Lumpur sky-line. Just remember that Hale-Bopp comet is in the North-West West direction. Right now observers in the Northern hemisphere have the best view of the comet. From mid-April it should be visible almost everywhere in the world, except Antartica. If you want more information on Comet Hale-Bopp, go to http://www.halebopp.info .


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