hvpsbd at hofstra.edu
Mon Feb 5 18:09:59 EST 1996
REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
unmoderated group sci.med.surgery.plastic
This is a formal request for discussion (RFD) for the creation
of an unmoderated newsgroup related to plastic and reconstructive
surgery as follows. The group proponent is Steve Darnaud
<hvpsbd at hofstra.edu>, and the group mentor is Chris Stone
<cbstone at phoenix.princeton.edu>. Please direct questions to the proponent.
This is not a call for votes. Please do not vote now. All followup
discussion should be conduct in news.groups.
Although there are mailing lists and other sci.med newsgroups
which address different aspects of the medical profession, there
is no usenet-based newsgroup to discuss plastic surgery.
A proposal for sci.med.plastic-surg recently failed. It is hoped that
the name sci.med.surgery.plastic, with its improved hierarchical
structure, will inspire more support.
Sci.med.surgery.plastic is intended to be an unmoderated arena
for discussions relevant to plastic and reconstructive surgery.
This group is created to provide a forum for information, ideas,
issues and experiences regarding plastic and reconstructive
surgery. Sci.med.surgery.plastic is designed for professionals
as well as laypeople, and is anticipated to have a broad
Topics for discussion include, but are not limited to:
* Argon, carbon-dioxide and copper vapor lasers.
* Hemangiomas, vascular malformations and other
* Procedures, innovations and results in endoscopic,
microvascular and other reconstructive surgeries.
* Scars, skin-grafts, breast implants, etc.
* Dermabrasion and cryosurgery.
* Cleft lip and palate, craniofacial synostosis and
* Other multi-disciplinary sectors - Dermatology,
Hematology and Ophthalmology.
This RFD is being posted to news.announce.newgroups,
news.groups, sci.med, sci.med.nursing, sci.med.occupational,
misc.health.aids, misc.kids.health, misc.kids.pregnancy,
bionet.announce, and bionet.general.
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