User talk:C Michael Gibson

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Hi Dr Gibson; I have collected a lot of DICOM based videos (majority of them are complications) from our archieve. How I can make all those videos free of private infos to add?

You can crop the images to that the identifying information is gone or you can put a black box over the information (make sure the black box cannot be removed.)

Hello Michael, I hope the contributions from wikisurgery are ok.

I have put in more links today, covering toe amputation, anal fissure, anal fistula and anterior resection of rectum with total mesorectal excision.

Some are added to wikidoc pages, some are new wikidocpages. Have I put them in correctly?

Are you happy with them?

I can put in more (50 operation scripts plus patient information)if you like the idea.


Dear Michael,

Thank you for your additions! They look great! Please add more.



I am curious why you guys didn't join wikipedia? It seems this is sort of the same concept and much of the data is just copied and passed from there with out the reference base. Have added a lot to the page on obesity over the last few month if you want to update yours.

I must say these pages are a mess. There are still half functioning tags left over from wikipedia. Some of the refs have been copied over and other have not. It is under the same copy right as wikipedia so why reinvent the wheel?

Cheers --Jmh649 19:59, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

Thank you for your comments. We are building pages that are geared more towards medical professionals rather than laypeople. Cardiology, signs and symptoms pages are greatly expanded / different from Wikipedia. Our differential diagnoses are greatly expanded compared to Wikipedia. We are now inviting clinicians from around the world to help improve and modify the other clinical pages as well. We have many more pathology images, clinical exam images than Wikipedia. We also have different and expanded search tools on the right hand side and the bottom. We have an Amazon like function on the left hand side that lets viewers see what other people viewed before coming to the present page and after the current page. We are adding board review software as well. We have daily news that we email to over 14,000 people. So all in all the audience is different and the depth will in time continue to grow and diverge from that of Wikipedia. I think there is a place for both. Thanks for sharing re the obesity pages! Mike

Interesting. I guess everything on both is freely usable by either party? Sounds like this is an open version of Uptodate? There is tough competition. --Jmh649 15:07, 30 January 2009 (UTC)
Yes, consisten with the principles of copyleft all of the content should be freely usable by either. We would be delighted for wikipedia editors to take content, as long as there is attribution. Yes, this is meant to be an open, participatory, free version of something like "Up to Date". Making this type of information freely available and widely distributable is the right thing to do, particularly for health care systems that have fewer resources. Glad to work towards coordinating our efforts for a common good. We would be hard to compete with! There is little competition in the space of credible information that is not funded by drug companies.
Agree. There are a few pages you might want to update including Obesity and ADHD.--Jmh649 16:31, 28 February 2009 (UTC)

Great!. Will do.


Hey Mike

Will look into things. I guess one of the questions is what sort of combination should take place. I like the fact that this is more health care oriented and has more safe guards against vandalism. Wikipedia of course has all the manuals on how to edit and on what sort of grammar and referencing should be used and of course has a huge audience.--Jmh649 15:38, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

sounds great. We have been targeting docs and nurses, but it would be great to reach a broader audience. Our volume continues to grow where we now have about 25,000 to 35,000 page views each day. We have news. We have a physician coming from China to help launch the Chinese site.Chief WikiDoc 17:57, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

What sort of arrangement would you be wanting? --Jmh649 16:56, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

A sister project I believe sounds like the right kind of arrangement. Why dont you give me a call at my office at 617-632-7753 and we can chat off line.

I am bringing up the discussion again. The first thing that is required however is that both projects keep the same license. Are you able to change your license to Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License?--Jmh649 17:55, 18 July 2009 (UTC)

yes we have adopted the same license as wikipedia. The logo has not been chnaged yet, but yes, we have adapted the same version.


BTW Have started a discussion of collaboration at the medicine project page of wikipedia. --Jmh649 13:58, 20 July 2009 (UTC)


Hello Mike!
As you know, I opened the French version of WikiDoc. I have already translated numerous articles regarding the manual of the wiki. This has been very useful to better understand how it works. I have now to seek contributors to develop articles specifically dedicated to medicine. I am very interested in all forms of medical encyclopedia project and I appreciate the opportunity to work with your team. Also, I would like to know your current position with respect to Wikipedia. It seems that the "Projet:Médecine" of is not so developed as the English one! Are you considering a partnership between Wikipedia and WikiDoc? Best regards Maryse LEVACHER 10:28, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

Clinical officer

Hi doc. I have started some work on the article above. It is quite different from the initial article on wikipedia. What do you think?

Great job! Thank you for your hard work. Mike

Assistant Medical Officer

Hi doc. Would like to take over this article as wellRonns 06:55, 3 June 2009 (UTC)

Sounds good.

Imaging Questions

When performing coronary imaging, are drugs administered that elicit coronary chemo-reflexes such as constriction and dilation of the vessels? If yes, what are the drugs and standard procedures for measuring vessel diameter change, and if no, why not? Patient coronary reflex parameters would be useful to know in patients that are suffering from angina but do not have obstruction, such as patients that have myocardial bridging or idiopathic angina and tachycardia.Jiwhit01 16:00, 25 July 2009 (UTC)

Yes, you can see what I have written about this in the chapter on Intracoronary Pharmacotherapy


Hi Mike, I took the liberty to add the message template to your talk page. This make it easy to leave messages here and let's you know you have a new one whenever you log in to Wikidoc.

Also, I noticed that you're always blocking these spammers, and then simply reverting their trash. I think it so much better to use MASS DELETE from the special pages menu, which completely removes their garbage, and deprives them of the giggles they get from seeing their work on the recent changes page all the time. However,, for some bizarre reason you didn't have the privilege to use that, so I added that to your user privileges as well. Block first, and then copy and paste the user name to the mass delete box... just be careful what you leave checked. You know, as a bureaucrat, you can change your own user privileges. You may want to give yourself the right to bypass the captchas too. Drsjpdc 02:24, 20 March 2011 (UTC)