Medicine

General

  • The Virtual Hospital: At U. Iowa. Online information and resources ontopics in health, disease, and medical education.
  • Medscape: Lots of medically-related information. Free online access to the MEDLINE literature databases (registration required).
  • * The Body - Patient Information: Information concerning many common conditions and diseases. From the American Academy of Family Physicians.
  • QuackWatch: This site discusses the fact and fiction behind supplements and medicines promising anything from immediate weight loss to "miracle cures."
  • The History of Biomedicine: From ancient treatments to the battles against today's pathogens. Karolinsk Institute, SWEDEN.
  • Mental Health Net: Find news and information concerning depression, anxiety as well as suggestions for keeping your sanity.
  • Bioethics.net: U. Pennsylvania. Introduction to bioethics, including issues in medicine such as end of life decisions, human cloning and aspects of genetic engineering.

    Infectious Diseases: Try also the pages for Microbiology and Virology.

  • * The Centers for Disease Control: Find your favorite pathogen, plague or worldwide outbreak. Resources for epidemiology and prevention of diseases.
  • Plague and Public Health in Renaissance Europe: Details and perspectives concerning the outbreaks of Bubonic Plague in the 1500 - 1600s.
  • * The Body: An AIDS Multimedia Resource: Up-to-date information concerning AIDS and HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus).

    Cancer

  • Oncolink: News about cancer and cancer research.
  • Association of Cancer Online Resources: Patient information for many types of cancer.
  • Specific Diseases Card Catalog: U. Wisconsin. Information about cancers, and many genetic diseases.

    Other Diseases

  • The American Heart Association: Online information concerning strokes, heart diseases, and how to stop smoking...
  • American Diabetes Organization: Learn about both insulin and non-insulin dependant diabetes; dietary resources and information concerning new drug therapies.

    Ask A Scientist

    * Ask the Mayo Clinic: Extensive Q & A archives.
    * Ask Alice: Ask health/relationship/sexuality questions. Columbia University
    Ask A Doctor: Drug INFONet
    Dr. Tooth: Dentistry questions.

    Careers in Medicine

  • Careers in Medicine: "A guide for high school students." (American Assoc. Medical Colleges).
  • Interesting Books

    Eleven Blue Men and Other Narratives of Medical Detection: Berton Rouechi. A series of intersting and true stories from an epidemiologist, including the title of the book: a case of "Eleven Blue Men." Other books by the same author include The Incurable Wound, and The Medical Detectives.
    ISBN - 0-5400-5121 (1953).

    WWW Virtual Libraries

    There are many virtual library on topics in Medicine, accessible from the main library page.

    USENET Groups

    sci.med, sci.med.cardiology, sci.med.dentistry, sci.med.disorders, sci.med.nursing, sci.med.nutrition, sci.med.prostate-cancer, sci.med.vision

    In addition, many of the alt.support groups provide discussion concerning specific medical conditions - alt.support.asthma, alt.support.cancer, alt.support.crohns-colitis, alt.support.headache, alt.support.stop-smoking

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