AskDrWiki -- A Collaborative Medical Encyclopedia is a medical encyclopedia based on a wiki platform. The authors were one of the first to use YouTube to upload medical videos. Dean Giustini and I discussed this fact a few weeks ago, and he wrote about it in his landmark BMJ editorial How Web 2.0 is changing medicine, linking to

Coronary Angiograms: Coronary Dissection

Ganfyd is another medical Wiki community, created in November 2005 by a group of doctors working in the UK. It is intended to become a large on-line textbook of medicine (source: Wikipedia).

Graham shares his concerns about medical wikis in his post "I Will Never Trust Dr. Wiki… because I will never trust malicious teenagers."

Mike Cannon-Brookes has a nice presentation on Organisational Wiki Adoption on SlideShare (link via This may convince your department or hospital to start a wiki, if you do not already have one.

Wikis in Plain English

Do We Need a Free Medical Encyclopedia?
British Medical Journal Features Clinical Cases and Images - Blog, Again
I Will Never Trust Dr. Wiki…
Medical wikis.
Lots More Medical Wikis.

Updated: 10/03/2007

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