October 16, 1996

Online With Physicians Accessing the Internet

Author Affiliations

Haydarpasa Numune Hospital Istanbul, Turkey

JAMA. 1996;276(15):1218. doi:10.1001/jama.1996.03540150020015

To the Editor.  —The Haydarpasa Numune Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey, has been enthusiastically following the integration of medical knowledge into the Internet framework while keeping itself abreast of the advances in information technology. We have begun to set up a group of health care professionals to explore how to integrate the practice of medicine into the Internet framework and make medical practice more competent while adhering to the principle of patient confidentiality.Like its counterparts the BMJ1 and JAMA,2 the 40-year-old Haydarpaşa Numune Hospital Medical Journal has joined the variety of journals that are available on the Internet.3 Our journal can be accessed through the Haydarpasa Numune Hospital World Wide Web site at numune.The World Wide Web pages of the Haydarpasa Numune Hospital Medical Journal are designed to fit the needs of the local Turkish health personnel, while opening a pathway to anyone curious about the