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View Resource A Guided Tour of the Visible Human

The MadSci Network, offered through Washington University Medical School in St. Louis, offers a fascinating tour of the human body using digitized images generated by the National Library of Medicine's Visible Human Project. The tour begins with an introduction to the different planes of section, and offers tips on getting a 3D sense of structures from 2D cross sections. The tour continues with...
View Resource MedBioWorld

MedBioWorld, originally established as Science.komm (reported on in the October 27, 1999 Scout Report for Science & Engineering) in Austria by Dr. Mark Brownlow, is now operated by U.S.-based Healthnostics, Inc. MedBioWorld is an expansive information resource and reference website, providing "access to medical and bioscience journals, associations, databases and other medical resources, with more...
View Resource Profiles in Science: The Florence R. Sabin Papers

The US National Library of Medicine has recently added Florence Rena Sabin to its Profiles in Science series. Users will find digitized versions of documents, monographs, photographs, and other records of Sabin's "excellent and innovative work on the origins of the lymphatic system, blood cells, and immune system cells, and on the pathology of tuberculosis." The Sabin collection is offered free of...
View Resource PubMed Tutorial

PubMed Tutorial is a "web-based learning program that will show you how to search PubMed, the National Library of Medicine's journal literature search system." Clear, detailed explanations and helpful animations guide users in making the most of PubMed's many features. The level of detail in this tutorial is amazing, yet not overwhelming (thanks again to animations and demonstrations that...
View Resource Statistics at Square One

Statistics at Square One "was one of the best selling statistical text books in the UK," and it has been revised for this online edition. It was written from a medical statistics perspective, and hence many of the examples involve health related topics. Despite this recurring focus, no prior medical knowledge is required and the book can be used by anyone to learn the fundamentals of statistics....