A colleague forwarded this to me from another listserv:

> The Global Library of Women's Medicine has launched online and is
> freely available to all.  Over 650 world experts provide a
> definitive resource on the latest therapeutic options in women's
> medicine for doctors and women concerned about their health. The
> Library is free to view at:
> The Global Library of Women's Medicine, was launched at a dinner
> held at The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in
> London last night. It is a unique web library incorporating a
> vast range of detailed clinical information across the whole
> field of women's medicine. It consists of 442 main chapters and
> 53 supplementary chapters, supported by over 40,000 references,
> which will be kept permanently up-to-date. The chapters have been
> written by more than 650 specialists and will reflect some of the
> very best worldwide opinion.
> The Global Library of Women's Medicine is primarily designed for
> the medical profession, however, most of the information will
> also be accessible by anyone else who wants to try and understand
> more about the therapeutic options available to women, this
> includes a section on Safer Motherhood.  In addition, there are
> innovative features freely available to registered users, that
> are aimed at medical professionals, including surgical videos,
> specialist colour atlases of visual medicine, comprehensive
> guidance to laboratory tests and the significance of their
> results,- and even an option to provide doctors with selected
> patient information handouts.
> The Global Library of Women's Medicine will support doctors and
> other health professionals in their care of women.  As an open
> access resource it is hoped that in addition to providing an
> expert resource for the medical profession in the Western World,
> it may also be of real value to doctors and others in parts of
> the Developing World where access to current clinical information
> has always been challenging.
> All the expert authors and editors of The Global Library of
> Women's Medicine have generously made their contributions without
> any form of financial remuneration - and the British publishers
> have originated, developed and implemented the site entirely from
> their own funds - in order to support this significant global
> initiative which it is hoped may make some contribution to the
> ongoing efforts to improve women's healthcare around the world.
> Media Contact:
> Laura Cox
> Frontline Global Marketing Services Ltd
> Tel: +44 (0) 1327 359298
> Email: [log in to unmask]


Anna Ercoli Schnitzer
InfoPoint Librarian
Health Sciences Libraries
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor MI 48109
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