Annals of Internal Medicine Launches a Podcast in Chinese

Most members of the "big 5" club of medical journals (NEJM, JAMA, Lancet, BMJ, Annals) launched podcasts a year or two ago. Annals of Internal Medicine was the last in line with their Audio Summary in July 2007. Now however, the Annals suddenly jumped ahead of the pack by being the first medical journal to launch an international podcast. Not in Spanish or French but in Chinese -- a sign of the times which points where the global growth is. If you understand Chinese, which I am sure many of the well-educated reader of this blog do, feel free to subscribe to the Annals podcast here.

Alternatively, you can see the English-language podcasts by the the 5 main medical journals here.

Most people subscribe to medical podcasts by using iTunes/iPod/iPhone from Apple. A lesser known fact is that Google Reader can be used as a podcast program as well.

Click here to subscribe to all 4 journal podcasts in your iGoogle homepage.

Click here to subscribe the to the RSS feeds of the 5 major medical journals (NEJM, JAMA, BMJ, Lancet and Annals) in iGoogle.

Image source: Front page, Annals of Internal Medicine.


  1. Pretty cool. Gotta brush up on my Mandarin Chinese, though. ;) Seeing as there are tons of different dialects in China, I assume that's one being used...right?

  2. I think you're right (as usual). According to Wikipedia:

    "Standard Mandarin, also known as Standard Spoken Chinese, is the official modern Chinese spoken language used by the Mainland China, Taiwan, and is one of the four official languages of Singapore."