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Well done[edit]

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For Countincr's quality contributions to the image collection and fantastic edits to Fatty liver. Fantastic additions and well referenced! -- Serephine talk - 02:19, 20 May 2007 (UTC)

David Duchovny[edit]

I tried to put an image I got off of the X-Files article, onto his article but it didn't take. Could you help me out? Outside of the image it says the code from the image itself, and also another pixel number that I didn't input (I don't know why). So could you check my second to last revision and tell me or fix what I did wrong. Thanks. Lighthead 22:34, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

The image I put originally is fixed[edit]

The image I put in there from flickr is fixed. But thanks anyway. Somebody must've fixed it. Thanks. Lighthead þ 04:33 August 7, 2007.

Discriminant function[edit]

Nice article! Do you do GI? -- Samir 07:04, 24 August 2007 (UTC)

yes indeed. thanks--Countincr ( t@lk ) 14:05, 29 August 2007 (UTC)


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Thank you for your support of the Medicine Collaboration of the Week.
This week Transverse myelitis was selected.
Hope you can help…

JFW | T@lk 11:23, 21 September 2007 (UTC)

Thanks--Countincr ( t@lk ) 13:42, 21 September 2007 (UTC)

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Deletion review[edit]

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Talk:List of environment topics:0-9[edit]

The recent tagging of Talk:List of environment topics:0-9 by a bot, as being in the field of medicine, seems to be in error. -- Wavelength 00:22, 17 October 2007 (UTC)

thanks.reverted--Countincr ( t@lk ) 10:40, 17 October 2007 (UTC)

WPMED Stub[edit]

Hi Countincr - hope yo don't mind, but I've just moved your new WPMED assessment template to {{WPMED Stub-Class}}. Thjere's a big difference between Stub-Class templates and stub templates, so we try to keep them named so there's no confusion between them. If there's any problems with my move, please contact me, but hopefully you'll have no objection to it. Cheers, Grutness...wha? 00:52, 18 October 2007 (UTC)

WP:MED template[edit]

Hi Countincr. I noticed that you've been tagging a large number of articles with the WP:MED article template lately. Surely, this is valuable editing, and your work doing so is much appreciated. However, I wonder if you might watch the tagging a little bit closer in certain instances. For example, you have tagged Wikipedia:WikiProject Dentistry/Stub sorting at its talk page three times now. Since this isn't an article (and is, in fact, part of a different Wikiproject), it probably shouldn't have the WP:MED article tag. In any event, I encourage you to continue tagging other relevant articles. Thanks. · jersyko talk 19:43, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for pointing it out. Ideally this page should have a "<noinclude></noinclude>" tag to avoid bot associated mistakes. Note that because of this the page is included in at least 10 medicine related categories.--Countincr ( t@lk ) 21:20, 24 October 2007 (UTC)


I noticed that you failed this article back on October 21, but didn't add the {{GA}} or {{ArticleHistory}} template to it's talk page indicating its status, nor did you remove it from the WP:GAN listing page. I went ahead and did this for you, but I just wanted to remind you so that you don't forget in the future. Cheers! Dr. Cash 19:36, 3 November 2007 (UTC)

Heads up[edit]

Hi Countincr, I'd very much appreciate your input on WT:CLINMED, where we are discussing some major changes in the way we work on medicine-related articles. Your experience with tagging {{WPMED}} articles is very relevant to this discussion. JFW | T@lk 10:27, 18 November 2007 (UTC)


Hi Countincr, I'm curious about your decision to tag Baldness as having top-level medical importance. Do you think it's equivalent to, say, Myocardial infarction and Antibiotic? Is it more important than Influenza and Fever?

Since I'm assessing a bunch of articles myself, I'm very curious what critieria other editors apply in these cases. Baldness is a particularly interesting case study, because it is very interesting (to men, at least) but pretty unimportant to overall health -- unless the balding person hurts themselves in an attempt to "fix" the perceived problem. I guess my fundamental question is how much weight to give the likely popularity of the topic. (I'll watch this page if you'd like to reply here.) WhatamIdoing (talk) 23:08, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

as mentioned in the project assessment page( under importance scale) importance is gauged against the need for an average wikipedia user to look up in an encyclopaedia which may or may not be of interest to an expert or student of the subject. Thanks--Countincr ( t@lk ) 00:15, 22 November 2007 (UTC)
Yes, but do you think that the average reader is looking up baldness as a medical issue, or for some other reason (fashion, for example)? WhatamIdoing (talk) 00:32, 22 November 2007 (UTC)
40% of men at 40's or 80% at their 80's are said to be bald. So I thought they or their partners may want to look it up either as a health issue or from fashion perspective.Why someone needs to search is less of an issue, whether they expect it in an encyclopedia is the question--Countincr ( t@lk ) 00:41, 22 November 2007 (UTC)
I don't think I can agree to that. If importance simply reflects overall popularity, then we could trivially assign importance with a bot, based entirely on the number of hits a page gets. Furthermore, all projects would find each page to have identical importance. For example, WP:WikiProject Iowa and WP:WikiProject Cities would both need to give Des Moines, Iowa exactly the same rating.
I'm thinking that the Iowa state capitol could be very important in terms of Iowa, even if it's not really important at all compared to all the other cities in the world -- and, similarly, that perhaps baldness could be a very popular page without being "extremely important, even crucial," (to quote the assessment guidelines) to medicine. WhatamIdoing (talk) 01:36, 22 November 2007 (UTC)
My understanding was: importance should be judged for the encyclopedia as a whole (presumably for global audience) not just for one project and as such should be uniform across projects. Having said that, I went through version 1.0 page and am not so confident any more, you might be right. Once consensus obtained on merging issue, we can put the question to project members.--Countincr ( t@lk ) 21:33, 22 November 2007 (UTC)


When you come across a page that looks like this, please revert the vandalism before adding your own stuff. Thanks. Richard001 (talk) 03:37, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

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Copyright violation in Image:Livertransplant.jpg[edit]

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Congratulations and thanks![edit]

Hi! I really liked your user page, but that's not the reason I'm writing to you. I really liked the liver and biliary tree image that you'd uploaded and have used it in the article ascending cholangitis, which is the Medical Collaboration of the Week.

Thanks for the image, and of course, you're invited to contribute to the article.


—KetanPanchaltaLK 15:29, 15 June 2008 (UTC)

Survey Request[edit]

I need your help. I am working on a research project at Boston College, studying creation of medical information on Wikipedia. You are being contacted, because you have been identified as an important contributor to one or more articles.

Would you will be willing to answer a few questions about your experience? We've done considerable background research, but we would also like to gather the insight of the actual editors. Details about the project can be found at the user page of the project leader, geraldckane. Survey questions can be found at geraldckane/medsurvey. Your privacy and confidentiality will be strictly protected!

The questions should only take a few minutes. I hope you will be willing to complete the survey, as we do value your insight. Please do not hesitate to contact me or Professor Kane if you have any questions.

Thank You, Sam4bc (talk) 22:43, 7 July 2008 (UTC)

A discussion[edit]

A discussion on Should WikiProjects get prior approval of other WikiProjects (Descendant or Related or any ) to tag articles that overlaps their scope ? is open here . We welcome you to participate and give your valuable opinions. You are receiving this note as you are a member of WikiProject Council -- TinuCherian (Wanna Talk?) - 12:32, 8 July 2008 (UTC)[edit]

Hey, I thought you might be interested in this, since you are medically active here on wikipedia. With a colleague I have set up a Medical Revision website, called It is not trying to compete with Wikipedia, but trying to be something else useful, different and fun. If you are interested, please read our philosophy and just have a little look at our site. I would appreciate your feedback, and some contributions if you have the time. Thanks a lot! MedRevise (talk) 18:32, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Medicine/Dermatology task force[edit]

I wanted to know if you (or any friends of yours) are interested in dermatology, and would be willing to help me with the WikiProject Medicine/Dermatology task force? Kilbad (talk) 15:31, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

Cardiology task force[edit]

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Would you be interested in volunteering some time and expertise to help the Wikimedia Foundation in a collaboration with the National Institutes of Health? I unfortunately do not have a lot of details to give at this time, but in short, I'm looking for a group of Wikimedians (primarily US or UK based, but that's not a requirement) that have interest or expertise in various medical fields, to help participate in a Wikimedia Academy event with the NIH. Even if you don't think you'd be able to attend the event, but would be interested in helping out online in any capacity, I'd love to hear back from you. Please leave a message on my talk page at User talk:Swatjester if you are interested. Thank you. SWATJester Son of the Defender 14:57, 28 March 2009 (UTC)

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File permission problem with File:Horse chestnut leaf.jpg[edit]

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spelling mistake[edit]

Hello, thank you for the hepatic steatosis diagram. I wanted to point out a spelling mistake for the word 'clearance'.

The Wikipedia Library now offering accounts from Cochrane Collaboration (sign up!)[edit]

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The Pulse (WP:MED newsletter) June 2014[edit]

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BMJ offering 25 free accounts to Wikipedia medical editors[edit]

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Medical Translation Newsletter[edit]

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Spotlight - Simplified article translation

Wikiproject Medicine started translating simplified articles in February 2014. We now have 45 simplified articles ready for translation, of which the first on African trypanosomiasis or sleeping sickness has been translated into 46 out of ~100 languages. This list does not include the 33 additional articles that are available in both full and simple versions.

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I've (CFCF) taken on the role of community organizer for this project, and will be working with this until December. The goals and timeline can be found here, and are focused on getting the project on a firm footing and to enable me to work near full-time over the summer, and part-time during the rest of the year. This means I will be available for questions and ideas, and you can best reach me by mail or on my talk page.

Wikimania 2014

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Integration progress

There has previously been some resistance against translation into certain languages with strong Wikipedia presence, such as Dutch, Polish, and Swedish.
What was found is that thre is hardly any negative opinion about the the project itself; and any such critique has focused on the ways that articles have being integrated. For an article to be usefully translated into a target-Wiki it needs to be properly Wiki-linked, carry proper citations and use the formatting of the chosen target language as well as being properly proof-read. Certain large Wikis such as the Polish and Dutch Wikis have strong traditions of medical content, with their own editorial system, own templates and different ideas about what constitutes a good medical article. For example, there are not MEDRS (Polish,German,Romanian,Persian) guidelines present on other Wikis, and some Wikis have a stronger background of country-specific content.

  • Swedish
    Translation into Swedish has been difficult in part because of the amount of free, high quality sources out there already: patient info, for professionals. The same can be said for English, but has really given us all the more reason to try and create an unbiased and free encyclopedia of medical content. We want Wikipedia to act as an alternative to commercial sources, and preferably a really good one at that.
    Through extensive collaborative work and by respecting links and Sweden specific content the last unintegrated Swedish translation went live in May.
  • Dutch
    Dutch translation carries with it special difficulties, in part due to the premises in which the Dutch Wikipedia is built upon. There is great respect for what previous editors have created, and deleting or replacing old content can be frowned upon. In spite of this there are success stories: Anafylaxie.
  • Polish
    Translation and integration into Polish also comes with its own unique set of challenges. The Polish Wikipedia has long been independent and works very hard to create high quality contentfor Polish audience. Previous translation trouble has lead to use of unique templates with unique formatting, not least among citations. Add to this that the Polish Wikipedia does not allow template redirects and a large body of work is required for each article.
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    The Arabic Wikipedia community has been informed of the efforts to integrate content through both the general talk-page as well as through one of the major Arabic Wikipedia facebook-groups: مجتمع ويكيبيديا العربي, something that has been heralded with great enthusiasm.
Integration guides

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To come
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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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Wikiversity Journal of Medicine, an open access peer reviewed journal with no charges, invites you to participate[edit]


Did you know about Wikiversity Journal of Medicine? It is an open access, peer reviewed medical journal, with no publication charges. You can find more about it by reading the article on The Signpost featuring this journal.

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Women in Red World Contest[edit]

Hi. We're into the last five days of the Women in Red World Contest. There's a new bonus prize of $200 worth of books of your choice to win for creating the most new women biographies between 0:00 on the 26th and 23:59 on 30th November. If you've been contributing to the contest, thank you for your support, we've produced over 2000 articles. If you haven't contributed yet, we would appreciate you taking the time to add entries to our articles achievements list by the end of the month. Thank you, and if participating, good luck with the finale!