Each eMedguide.com physician guide contains reviews of over 1,500 information-packed Web sites in each specialty. The focus of this volume is infectious diseases and immunology. We have approached the compilation of this directory from the point of view of the professional practitioner and researcher, by organizing and heavily indexing topics and disorders, and associations and government agencies, so that we lead you directly to the right destination on the Internet. Our medical compilers are trained professionals, and have written and rated Web sites in every category to let you know ahead of time what you can expect to find.
We realize that many physicians and other healthcare professionals may be over-whelmed by the extraordinary number of search engines to choose from, and the difficulty in finding very specific information that may only appear in a few locations on the Web. Our aim, therefore, has been to organize this book logically, topic by topic, giving descriptions of Web sites that we feel our readers will want to visit. To access a Web site, the user can type in the provided Web address (URL). The access code included on the title page of this volume provides access to our Web site.
This book has been divided into sections, providing ease of access to material. The first part this book is devoted solely to infectious diseases and immunology resources, including clinical information, disorder profiles, glossaries, current news sources, electronic journals, latest books, statistics, clinical studies, "supersites," therapies, and numerous topical resources.
The second part of the book is focused on the broad fields of medicine reference, clinical practice, and patient education. We have listed online databases and general medical resources, sources of current news and legislation, library access sites, government agencies in the health field, pharmaceutical data, student resources, and patient planning information.
Although much of the material in this book is intended for a professional, medical audience, key patient Web resources are also provided. Physicians may wish to refer patients to these sites. Many patient sites include up-to-date news and research and clear descriptions of diseases and their treatments.