Dermatology and the Internet

Dermatology and the Internet


The widespread availability of access to the Internet has had profound effects on dermatology. Doctors and students now have unlimited access to medical information, patients have readily available facts or opinions about their conditions, and both clinicians and patients have the possibility for remote consultation by ‘teledermatology’.



The Internet as a library





Databases


Searches can be made through databases such as PubMed (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez) (Fig. 1) and online written information obtained through search engines such as Google (scholar.google.com/). Another useful resource is McKusick’s catalogue of inherited diseases (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?db=omim).






Apr 20, 2016 | Posted by in Dermatology | Comments Off on Dermatology and the Internet
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