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Selection of Sites

A major advantage of Medical World Search is that it downloads and indexes the full content of the major medical sites on the Web only, excluding many sites that contain information that is of questionable quality. This guarantees that results of your queries will be from sites that have been recognized as containing high quality information. Since the full content is indexed, you can search for any word in any of the pages of the major medical sites.

Selection Criteria

The main criteria for indexing sites by Medical World Search are:

Editorial Board

Medical World Search relies on its staff and collaborators to screen sites that are not in the major medical directories on the Web for fulfillment of these criteria. The current editorial board consists of Steven Barrett, M.D. (retired psychiatrist and Board Chairman, Quackwatch, Inc.), Gary Malet, M.D. (family physician and former medical informatics fellow), Anthony H. Risser, Ph.D. (clinical neuropsychologist), Paul Fang, M.D., Ph.D. , and Humbert H. Suarez, M.D. Ph.D. (medical informatics researcher / developer). We welcome qualified individuals to join the editorial board, and you can submit your candidacy at .

Adding Your Site

Although Medical World Search makes all efforts to include information on the Web that conforms to the criteria above, it is impossible to track the large number of sites present on the Web, or, because of technical limitations, Medical World Search may miss or be unable to index some sites. If your site is not included in our index, but you feel that it should be, please contact us and provide us with the information needed to assess your site against the criteria above, at .

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