burge009 at burge009 at
Fri Feb 3 23:18:41 EST 1995

I vote yes on  A group in this specialty is very 
timely.  Would there be interest in a laboratory medicine-specific 
subgroup, or a transfusion medicine-specific subgroup?

On 22 Jan 1995 20:20:30 -0500, 
Ron "Asbestos" Dippold  <rdippold at> wrote:

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>proposed group contact Leo S. Aish <lsa at>.
>Pathology is a medical specialty and a biomedical science which
>studies the causes, development and effects of disease as well as
>structural and functional changes that are produced by disease.  It is
>concerned with these issues on all levels, ranging from gross
>morphologic alterations visible to the naked eye to biochemical and
>molecular events. It includes various subspecialties, such as general,
>anatomical, clinical, surgical, forensic, molecular pathology, and
>utilizes methods and procedures of morphology, chemistry,
>bacteriology, biophysics, hematology, immunology, parasitology,
>virology and other related disciplines.  According to the American
>Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), there are more than 17,000
>certified pathologists in the United States and Canada. It is
>estimated that of all physicians in the world are 2-3%
>pathologists. There is also a considerable number of scientists
>(PhD's,ScD's,MS's), pathology assistants, medical technologists and
>other specialists working in pathology and overlapping
>fields. Estimated number of on line pathology related specialists is
>at least several thousand.
>Currently there is no newsgroup which focuses on pathology and
>laboratory medicine, the only group to touch upon a pathology- related
>issue is The purpose of the proposed newsgroup
> is to promote the biological science and public
>health by the appropriate application of pathology and laboratory
>medicine; to enhance the quality of pathology and laboratory medicine;
>and, finally, to promote pathology as an integral part of medicine and
>as a biological science.
>Many pathologists and specialists in laboratory medicine work at
>universities, teaching hospitals, and other health centers or medical
>schools which often provide access to the Internet.
>The Pathology and Laboratory Medicine newsgroup would welcome the
>following participants:
>1.   Anatomical pathologists, clinical pathologists and
>     scientists in  laboratory medicine.
>2.   Pathology assistants, cytotechnologists and medical
>     technologists.
>3.   Residents and fellows in pathology.
>4.   Other physicians (oncologists, surgeons, hematologists,
>     etc).
>5.   Medical, dental and veterinary medicine school students.
>6.   Anyone interested in pathology and laboratory medicine.
>Topics for discussion would include:
>- Case studies
>- New methods and technologies
>- Currently available/upcoming hardware and software
>- Research
>- Seminars and conferences
>- Any other problems, questions and comments.
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