Table 2. History of Hand Surgery Web sites
1876 Index Medicus established
1966 Index Medicus computerized
1995 domain name registered - probably the first hand surgery web site on line.
Orthopaedic Links Page on line (now at
Medical Multimedia Patient Information on line (now at
1996 ASSH domain name registered Eurimed Hand Surgery domain name registered Belgian Orthoweb on line Electronic Journal of Orthopedics (now defunct) International Hand Library domain name registered Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics on line domain name registered
1997 Medline becomes free access AAHS domain name registered ASHT domain name registered e-Hand online Electronic Journal of Hand Surgery online South Australian Orthopaedic Registrars' Notebook online
1998 WorldOrtho Orthopaedic Electronic Textbook online
Mailbase Hand Surgery Listserve begins (now hosted by Orthogate:
1999 WeB's Hand Surg online
2000 A great fomentation.
2001 Jan 2001 Search Results:
Search Term search PubMed Search
"hand surgery" 22635 22274
"hand surgeon" 2271 1048
"carpal tunnel syndrome" 144013 4217