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Hardin MD update - Separate Microbiology & Infectious Diseases?

Gerald L. McLaughlin, Ph.D gmclaugh at iupui.edu
Wed Nov 4 13:40:08 EST 1998

As a generalist and a reductionist, I prefer a single good website for all
of the infectious diseases, and many non-infectious diseases as well.  If
the scope for Microbiology also included soil and water ecosystems,
separation might be more reasonable, but an infection is an infection,
whether viral, bacterial, or protist; the concept of "infestations" by
worms or arthropods, is also not that much of a stretch.  Infectious
diseases are a relatively simple and small specialty.  Even the CDC's
Center for Infectious Diseases, is just one of about 5 health-related
specialties; and NIH-NIAID incorporates both infectious disease and
allergies as one 5 about institutes.  If the front page is kept simple with
html links to each specialty, the webpage should still work.


At 05:33 PM 11/4/98 +0000, Eric Rumsey wrote:
>In doing the recent update of the Hardin MD Microbiology & Infectious
>Diseases page, it's becoming increasingly clear, with the large number of
>superb sites on the page (see list below), that thought should be given to
>separating Microbiology & Infectious Diseases into separate pages - How to
>do this, though? ... There are several more/less distinct areas covered
>here - Microbiology, Infectious diseases, Virology, Parasitology, and
>Tropical medicine - How does this sound for a proposed new arrangement - 3
>separate pages -
>Microbiology and Parasitology
>Infectious Diseases and Tropical medicine
>Virology and AIDS (We've been planning to expand coverage of AIDS anyway)
>Please send me your thoughts, as to how this looks, from your field of
>expertise - Does my proposed division sound reasonable? Do you have other
>suggestions? Is it better to leave everything on one large page?
>  --Eric
><eric-rumsey at uiowa.edu>
>********* HARDIN MD Clean Bill of Health Sites [UPDATED] *******
>********* Microbiology & Infectious Diseases ************
>****** http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/hardin/md/micro.html *******
>-MedMark - Infectious Diseases, Ildo Shin, MedMark Team, Korea 
>-MIC-KIBIC MeSH Index - Bacterial and Fungal Diseases, Karolinska Institute 
>-All the Virology on the WWW, David M. Sander, Tulane Univ
>- [NEW] WWW Virtual Library: Microbiology and Virology, Scott Sutton,
>Microbiology Network 
>-MIC-KIBIC MeSH Index - Virus Diseases, Karolinska Institute 
>-Internet Resources for Research in Bacterial Pathogenesis, Mark Pallen,
>St Bartholomew's/Royal London School of Medicine & Dentistry 
>-MIC-KIBIC MeSH Index - Parasitic Diseases, Karolinska Institute 
>- [NEW] Microbiology & Virology - An Annotated Directory of Internet
>Resources, Mike Madin, Academic Info 
>-Internet Microbiology & Infectious Disease Resources, Victorian
>Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, Australia 
>-Parasitological URL's, David Gibson, Natural History Museum, London, UK 
>-Microbiology Links, Neal Chamberlain, Kirksville Coll Osteopathic Med 
>-Medical Microbiology - Links of Interest, Neal Chamberlain, Kirksville
>Coll Osteopathic Med 
>- [NEW] Healthfinder - Infectious Diseases, US Government 
>- [NEW] Tropical Medicine Internet Resources, Liverpool (UK) School of
>Tropical Medicine 
>- [NEW] SciCentral - Microbiology | Infectious diseases and epidemiology,
>- [NEW] WebMedLit - Virology * (Journal articles & abstracts), Web Medical
>Literature Services 
>- [NEW] Yale Univ Medical Library - Infectious Diseases
>-Links to Key Clinical Tropical Medicine Sites, David O. Freedman, Univ
>-Martindale's Health Science Guide Virology
>- [NEW] URL's To Be Used in Infectious Diseases Research, D'Maris Allen,
>Austin (TX) Community College 
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Gerald McLaughlin, Ph.D.
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