The Internet has proven to be a great resource for the medical community. This text focuses on the needs of surgeons, and aims to educate them on how to use the internet in their day-to-day practice and life. Topics covered in depth include: the history of the internet, terminology, hardware and software, search engines, e-mail, clinical trials, literature searches, telemedicine, patient information, and webpages. A central feature of the book is the extensive lists of annotated surgery-specific internet sites, as well as general health-related internet sites and department of surgery sites. This unique compilation of surgery-specific information will be invaluable to every surgeon wishing to make effective and efficient use of the internet for their practice.
"This text is an introductory review on the Internet and computers, specifically aimed at surgeons. It successfully synthesizes the information that is of interest to surgeons … . It is highly recommended as an excellent educational resource for surgeons who are starting to gain experience with computers and the Internet. It provides an important key to unlocking the gates to the information highway that surgeons are increasingly required to traverse."
(M. Elahi, European Journal of Plastic Surgery, Vol. 26 (4), 2003)
Table of Contents
- What is the Internet.
- History of the Internet.
- What Can the Internet Do for Me?
- Connecting with the Internet.
- Information of the Internet.
- Finding the Information You Want.
- Clinical Trials, Literature Search, and Telemedicine.
- Chatting On-line.
- Continuing Medical Education.
- ecoming a Presence on the Internet.
- Surgery-related Internet Resources.
- Health-related Internet Resources.
- Departments of Surgery Web Pages.
- Non-medical Web Pages.