Cybermed Update July 2002

Many years ago Rudyard Kipling gave an address at McGill University in Montreal. He said one striking thing which deserves to be remembered. Warning the students against an over-concern for money, or position, or glory, he said: "Some day you will meet a man who cares for none of these things. Then you will know how poor you are." - Halford E. Luccock

Medical Information for Students

I thought I will dabble with the above topic and see exactly what information is available on the WWW if I were a medical student and looking for information. Are we not students all our life?

What a fitting name! A list of sites by topics, ...Anatomy, Anatomy - Radiology, Anesthesia, Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Bioethics, Biological, Chemical, and Nuclear Warfare, Complementary and Alternative, Dermatology, Embryology, Emergency Medicine, Evidence Based Medicine (EBM), Family Medicine, Genetics, Global Health, Histology, History of Medicine, Informatics, Internal Medicine, Microbiology and Virology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Nutrition, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacology, Physical Examination, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiology, Preventive Medicine, Psychiatry, Radiology, Surgery, Travel Medicine, Undersea Medicine, Urology..all the way down to Wilderness Medicine? Loads of links to textbooks or notes. In addition, they have a section on Patient Simulations, MEDLINE and Medical Journals, Continuing Education and Board Exams / Review Questions, among others.


FreeBooks4Doctors! is dedicated to the promotion of free access to medical books over the Internet. Over the next few years, many important medical textbooks will be available online, free and in full-text. The unrestricted access to scientific knowledge will have a major impact on medical practice. Please note that the short URL for FreeBooks4Doctors! is Recent entries include,

Musculoskeletal Cancer Surgery, New Trends in Coloproctology, The Abbreviated Guide to Medical Management of HIV Infection, Braunwald Atlas of Heart Diseases, British National Formulary - BNF, Atlas of Diseases of the Kidney, Handbook of Contrast Echocardiography, Cancer Medicine, Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology, Cardiac Surgery in the Adult, Lab Tests Online,
Microbiology, Virology, Immunology, Bacteriology, Parasitology, Mycology Onlin, The Virtual Anesthesia Textbook , to name a few. More than 550 books available online!


The Merck Manual of Medical Information--Home Edition. This all-new publication is based on The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, ( ) commonly referred to as The Merck Manual, the textbook of medicine most widely used by health care professionals in the U.S. and worldwide. The Home Edition transforms the language of the professionals' version into commonly used English while retaining the vital information about diseases, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment.

The Merck Manual of Medical Information--Home Edition, like all the Merck manuals and The Merck Index, is published by Merck & Co., Inc., on a not-for-profit basis.


eMedicine was launched in 1996 and is the largest and most current clinical knowledge base available to physicians and health professionals. Nearly 10,000 physician authors contribute to the eMedicine Clinical Knowledge Base with coverage of 7,000 diseases and disorders. The evidence-based content provides current practice guidelines in 62 medical specialties, and is kept current 24/7. All of eMedicine's original content undergoes four levels of physician peer review plus an additional review by a PharmD.

The eMedicine Clinical Knowledge Base also contains an Image Bank of nearly 30,000 multimedia files and features the largest online repository of medical education credits for physicians, nurses, pharmacists and optometrists.


Currently the Medical Center contains over 135,300 Medical Cases & Grand Rounds 62,100 Teaching Files 1,267 Courses/Textbooks 1,710 Tutorials 420 Journals 4,210 Databases Atlases & Image Databases & 1,000's of Movies .


A hugh resource of books online. Books include Working with Dr. Schweitzer: Sharing his Reverence for Life (1990) by Louise Jilek-Aall (illustrated HTML at The Medical Messiahs: A Social History of Health Quackery in Twentieth-Century America by James Harvey Young (HTML at 2020 Vision: Health in the 21st Century by Institute of Medicine (page images at NAP) .


Powered by Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary. Example,....beard (beard) (b[emacr]rd)  the heavy hair growing on the lower part of a man's face, normally appearing after puberty as a secondary sex characteristic; called also barba [TA]. or Caldwell-Luc operation,   1. antrostomy in which an opening is made into the maxillary sinus by way of an incision into the supradental fossa opposite the premolar teeth, usually done to remove tooth roots or abnormal tissue from the sinus.  2. in compound zygomaticomaxillary fractures, the packing of the maxillary sinus by approaching the antrum through the canine fossa of the maxilla above the tooth apices, thus allowing reduction of displaced fragments of the zygoma by upward and outward pressure. Called also Luc's o.

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With that I let your "mouse" or your "keyboard" do the "talking".

Till next month, "Happy Surfing".

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