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JAMA NetSight
February 17, 1999

The Cutting Edge: Surgery Sites On The World Wide Web

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliation: Mednav.com, Inc, Byfield, Mass (e-mail: mail@mednav.com).


Edited by William M. Silberg, Editorial Director, Medical News and New Media.

JAMA. 1999;281(7):593-594. doi:10.1001/jama.281.7.593

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.—Muriel Strode

A surgeon wants to learn more about computer-guided surgical techniques. His colleague advises him to turn to the World Wide Web, recommending several sites that should be of interest. The surgeon starts with a journal site, then follows a series of hypertext links to other sites in the field that provide updates on techniques, research, and professional educational opportunities. He also finds several online discussion groups where other surgeons with similar interests are sharing information.