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eMedicine Consumer Health

This Web site is the consumer health version of, "the largest and most current Clinical Knowledge Base available to physicians and health professionals." Launched in May 2003, eMedicine Consumer Health offers over 5,500 pages of health-related information geared toward the general reader. This extremely comprehensive site is organized into three main sections: Heath Resources, First...
EurekAlert! - Multimedia Gallery

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) operates EurekAlert! to provide a website where "universities, medical centers, journals, government agencies, corporations and other organizations engaged in research can bring their news to the media" and to the public. The "Multimedia Gallery" link on the website has audio, video and still images. Typing in "video" in the search...
HealthWorld Online

Dave Robertson and James Strohecker have trademarked the phrase "Self-Managed Care" as the theme for their comprehensive Website devoted to educating consumers and professionals on alternative and complementary health and medicine. While HealthWorld Online contains a mixture of conventional western medicine and alternative therapies, visitors are more likely to find, for example, a recipe for an...
John Snow

Professor Ralph Frerichs of UCLA has created this masterful site dedicated to exploring the life and work of John Snow, an individual who is perhaps best known for determining how cholera is transmitted. Along with offering a biography of Dr. Snow, the full-text version of his seminal work, "On the Mode of Communication of Cholera" is included. Best of all, Professor Frerichs has scanned the...
Medicine and War

As war predictably leaves injuries and ailments in its wake, medicine has long maintained a presence both on the battlefield and at hospitals where the wounded come home for treatment. This Report's Topic in Depth examines the role of medicine in war, and presents online resources and information regarding combat-related ailments, and services for active military and veterans. From PBS-NOVA, the...
MEDLINEplus Informacion de Salud de la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina

MEDLINEplus, the National Library of Medicine's free health Web site is now available in Spanish. Spanish-speaking Americans can now access real-time health information from the National Institutes of Health and other credible medical agencies. Current features include interactive health tutorials covering medical procedures, surgeries, and disease, a full-color medical encyclopedia, and more....
National Institutes of Health: History of Medicine

The collections held by the National Institutes of Health on the History of Medicine trace their roots back to the year 1818, when one Dr. Joseph Lovell (the first Surgeon General of the Army) took it upon himself to create a small collection of books, journals, and pamphlets to serve as an onsite reference collection for the Army surgeons under his direction. Currently under the direction of Dr....
Science-Based Medicine

Fewer topics are more important or more fraught with misinformation than health and medicine. General readers, health care professionals, writers, and journalists who want to get the best scientific perspectives on alternative medicine, miracle cures, medical fraud, and the wellness industry should look no further than Science-Based Medicine (SBM), which promotes scientific reasoning and critical...
The fMRI Data Center

Maintained by Dartmouth College, the fMRI Data Center serves as a repository for the functional magnetic resonance imaging data for peer-reviewed, published studies. Intended to help the fMRI research community "speed the progress and the understanding of cognitive processes and the neural substrates that underlie them," the fMRI Data Center is in the process of making all datasets and associated...
The National Academies

The National Academies of Science was created in 1863 to advise the US government in scientific and technical matters. The Academy and its sister organizations "provide a public service by working outside the framework of government to ensure independent advice on matters of science, technology, and medicine." The National Academies Web site offers timely news articles and event information, as...
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