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WikiProject Medicine

Welcome to WikiProject Medicine! We discuss, collaborate, and debate anything and everything relating to medicine and health on Wikipedia on our discussion page.
Everyone is welcome to join!
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Resources

Guidelines

An introductory video about how to edit Wikipedia and medicine.
WP:MEDRS      WP:MEDMOS
Reliable Sources (medicine)      Manual of Style (medicine-related articles)
WP:MEDCOI      WP:MEDHOW
Conflicts of Interest      How to edit
Our guides complement Wikipedia:Policies and guidelines and take great care to explain why they are relevant.
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There is also a tool to find all our sub pages here — only for the truly curious

Discussions

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Metrics

1000 Most Popular articles
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WikiProject Medicine assessment statistics

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295 edits 2022 monkeypox outbreak
100 edits Mueller–Weiss syndrome
56 edits Monkeypox
46 edits Bone marrow chimera
42 edits Dostarlimab
39 edits Generalized tonic–clonic seizure
29 edits Li Shiu Tong
26 edits Joseph Lister
26 edits 2022 Mariupol cholera outbreak
25 edits Kwaku Ohene-Frempong

These are the articles that have been edited the most within the last seven days. Last updated 12 June 2022 by HotArticlesBot.

MCOTM

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 June 2022 is Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease! Visit its talk page to help coordinate our efforts.

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About

Research

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

Partners


Offline App


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.