NetlinesBMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7102.235 (Published 26 July 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:235
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Visit QuackWatch (http://www.quackwatch.com/index.html) to sample retired psychiatrist Steve Barrett's single handed attempt to debunk all so called alternative therapies and other quackery.
Can't be bothered to traipse over to the library and wait until the photocopier is free? Try the new JournalsOnline service from the Bath Information and Data Services (BIDS) onhttp://www.journalsonline.bids.ac.uk/JournalsOnline. The service is free to British academics in institutions that subscribe to BIDS and to the appropriate journals. You will need to visit your library to get a password, which will also allow you to search the Science Citation Index on the BIDS site (http://www.bids.ac.uk/websearch.html). At present, only journals from Blackwell Science and Blackwell Publishers are available, but other publishers will be joining the scheme in time. Articles are available in Adobe Acrobat format and, when printed on a laser printer, seem far crisper than the equivalent photocopy.
Laboratory Syllabus in Molecular Cell Biology
If you are about to start a MD or PhD in molecular biology, or are supervising a new student, you might like to consult the excellent online introduction to laboratory work (http://plaid.hawk.plattsburgh.edu/acadvp/artsci/biology/bio401/LabSyllabus.html) produced by Donald Slish of the Biological Sciences Department at the State University of New York, Plattsburgh.
New Trauma Moulage
The people at the excellent Trauma Moulage web site (http://www.trauma.org/resus/moulage/moulage.html) have just added a second online interactive tutorial. This time you get to ride in a helicopter, and you not only have the opportunity to kill your patient several times over but also to kill yourself if you get it wrong.
The Department of Urology at Princess Margaret Hospital, Swindon, have put together a web site (http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/SwindonUrol/) linking to all sorts of urological resources on the web.
The Association of Surgeons in Training now has a web site (http://www.asit.rcseng.ac.uk/) featuring all sorts of information for surgeons in training, including the association's newsletter. There is an associated moderated email discussion list on surgical training—for details, send an email tohttp://firstname.lastname@example.org/.
Orthopaedic and trauma surgery on the web
Chris Oliver, consultant in trauma and orthopaedic surgery at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, has kindly supplied Netlines with information on orthopaedic and trauma surgery on the web. For general orthopaedic sites with lists of links, see WorldOrtho (http://www.worldortho.com/), the Orthopaedic Links page (http://www.virtualkamloops.com/cloughs/orthlink.html), LinkOrthopaedics (http://www.dundee.ac.uk/orthopaedics/link/welcome.htm), and the Edinburgh Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery home pages (http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/8971).
The Wheeless Textbook of Orthopaedics (http://www.medmedia.com/med.htm) must rate as one of the best medical or surgical hypertext books on the web—it is well indexed, with links to core references, and fully searchable. A must for every medical student, surgical trainee, or consultant.
Online orthopaedics journals include the Electronic Journal of Orthopaedics (http://www.ejo.org/) and the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (http://www.jbjs.co.uk/). For orthopaedics images, see the EMBS Radiology Library (http://www.njnet.com/~embbs/xray/xr.html). The Tele Orthopaedics service of Institute of Orthopaedics, Oswestry (http://www.keele.ac.uk/depts/rjah/rjah.htm), invites you to submit problem x rays for departmental scrutiny.