Emergency Medicine Text Now Available Via E-Medicine

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E-medicine has announced the release of e-medicine: Emergency Medicine, a Web site that features over 650 chapters on key topics for emergency medicine physicians and related personnel.

Scott Plantz, M.D., chairman and CEO of e-medicine, said: "After two years of intense effort, we are delighted to have brought emedicine: Emergency Medicine to initial completion. We have to thank the nearly 300 physicians from the U.S. and several other countries who have worked with us to complete this first stage of the project. They shared our belief that the availability of current professional medical information using Web-enabled technology represents a critical element in the resource-base of the medical professional of the future."

Plantz, who is co-editor in chief of e-medicine: Emergency Medicine with Jon Adler, M.D., of Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, developed the e-medicine concept early in 1997. The successful production of e-medicine: Emergency Medicine is based on the online Group Publishing System (GPS) software developed by Plantz in association with the software development team of Jeff and Joanne Berezin.

While the e-medicine materials are intended primarily for professional medical audiences, these resources will also be open to the general public, and will be usable by interested lay persons in exactly the same way as textbooks in a library. …