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An introductory video about how to edit Wikipedia and medicine.
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Reliable Sources (medicine)      Manual of Style (medicine-related articles)
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228 edits Lucy Letby
104 edits Lillie Rosa Minoka Hill
58 edits Alcohol (drug)
57 edits Hypnotic Ego-Strengthening Procedure
54 edits Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome
47 edits Helen Cordelia Putnam
41 edits Eastern Medical College
39 edits Psychoactive drug
36 edits Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging
33 edits Optic neuritis

These are the articles that have been edited the most within the last seven days. Last updated 20 May 2024 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 May 2024 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 health and medical topics on Wikipedia. For general academic articles see Academic studies of Wikipedia. For academic studies about the use of Wikipedia in education, see Academic studies of Wikipedia in education. 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