Information In Practice


BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 06 December 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:1519
  1. Mark Pallen (m.pallen{at}

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    World wide web course tools

    Medical educationalists may wish to evaluate WebCT, a tool to help non-technical users create sophisticated web based educational environments. It can be used to create entire online courses or just to publish extra material for existing courses. Check it out on

    Neurolink web site

    Neurolink, an independent educational programme to support those involved in the management and treatment of people suffering from depression has just launched a website on

    Orthopod mailing list

    Chris Oliver has set up an electronic mailing list on orthopaedics. See the web page for details ( or, to subscribe, send a message to with this command in the body of your message “join orthopod [first name] [last name] stop.”


    Uronet ( provides an educational service, an information resource, and an interactive forum for discussion on prostate cancer for urologists worldwide.

    Royal College of Radiologists on line

    Several people commented on my omission of the Royal College of Radiologists from the online medical establishment. The college can be found in cyberspace on

    Coombe Women's Hospital on line

    The Coombe Women's Hospital in Dublin now has a web site (, which includes an annual clinical report, patient information leaflets, and a maternity information booklet.

    Merck manuals on line

    The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy and the Merck Manual Home Edition are available on line on the Merck website: ( You can even read them in Japanese.

    Virtual course on structure based drug design

    It is not too late to register for a self paced online course on structure based drug design, which started in October and which will run for between one and two years. See for details.

    Virtual environments

    To see an impressive website housing virtual conferences on biomolecular sciences and bioinformatics, including demonstrations and using the latest plug-ins, visit the Virtual Environment Interactive site on

    Eurosurveillance weekly

    Eurosurveillance weekly ( is an electronic bulletin, which, its authors boast, is updated at least weekly so you can hear about outbreaks as they unfold.

    Grand rounds in cyberspace

    Sound recordings of the Johns Hopkins grand rounds are broadcast live and then archived for later access on, but you will need a RealAudio plug-in ( to hear them. Also worth a visit is Cyberounds on

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