An early version of the world's largest online collaborative health encyclopedia is now up on the web at, reports the Chicago Tribune. Medpedia aims to become the Wikipedia of health and medicine, but with entries written and edited only by expert, pre-screened professionals. The plan is to create pages for more than 30,000 medical conditions, more than 10,000 medications, thousands of medical procedures, and millions of medical facilities. Contributors will come from medical schools—Harvard, Stanford, and the University of Michigan are apparently all on board—as well as schools of public health and other health-related institutions. “Over the last ten years...

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