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113 edits High altitude breathing apparatus
89 edits Terminal lucidity
77 edits Tuberculosis Preventorium for Children
73 edits First 1000 days
57 edits Chignon (medical term)
51 edits Anal plug
47 edits Bedpan
43 edits Triple test score
41 edits Gratification disorder
41 edits Premenstrual water retention

These are the articles that have been edited the most within the last seven days. Last updated 8 August 2023 by HotArticlesBot.

Each month we select a Medical Collaboration of the Month to focus our efforts on. Topics may either relate to medical basic sciences (such as anatomy or biochemistry), or clinical medicine (such as illnesses and surgical procedures). The project aims to improve medicine articles, and to give editors an opportunity to collaborate. Anyone can nominate an article, or vote on nominees at our project page. The collaboration of the month for August 2023 is Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease! Visit its talk page to help coordinate our efforts.

Wikipedia can be a great resource for getting to know a field — and it can give you an encyclopaedic overview of a subject, acting as a spring-board letting you dive deeper. It should however not be used as your only source when performing research, and you should never blindly trust Wikipedia. Over the years a lot of research has been amassed surrounding the reliability and biases of Wikipedia. To see some of the studies that have been produced on the quality and scope of medical information on Wikipedia take a look at some of the research:

  Academic studies of health information on Wikipedia

This is a list of academic articles related to the coverage of medicine on Wikipedia. For general academic articles see Academic studies of Wikipedia. For popular media coverage of Wikipedia's medical content see the popular media list.

Summaries, literature reviews of studies on Wikipedia's medical content[edit]

COVID-19 pandemic and Wikipedia[edit]

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For older articles see Research publications, or search PubMed: Wikipedia, Wikipedia AND Medicine

Offline Medical Wikipedia is a mobile app providing offline access to Wikipedia's health content. Built on Kiwix and supported by Wiki Project Med Foundation and Wikimedia Switzerland, the app is available for android, iOS, Windows, Mac, and Linux. It is available in several languages. The app includes medicine, anatomy, medication, and sanitation articles.

  • All versions of the app are free and available for download.

A fully offline distribution system known as Internet-in-a-Box is also available. These devices are made from a miniature computer that can be connected to via wifi. All the material that exists on the device can then be accessed. The devices are distributed for the price of the underlying hardware.