Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet
S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University
of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.
The information explosion in medicine has left us overwhelmed by accumulating
new knowledge. If one devoted only two hours a day to keeping up even within
a subsubspecialty, one could hardly manage the task. Many replace the weekly
visit to the medical library with full-text online services and rely on abstracts,
rather than accessing the full text. Even with such shortcuts, keeping updated
has become a tedious task, owing to the large volume of publications and time
spent interacting with the MEDLINE database.
Frenkel S, Blumenthal EZ. Medical Literature. JAMA. 2003;289(15):2000-2001. doi:10.1001/jama.289.15.2000-a