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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

The end of a great resource

Virtual Hospital/Virtual Children's Hospital: A digital library of health information
After 13 years of service, on January 1, 2006, Virtual Hospital / Virtual Children's Hospital, the Internet's first medical Web sites, ceased operations after serving over 80 million users, due to a lack of funding.

Although it is no longer being updated, some of the content from the past is still available through a list of links left on the site. Pediatric content has been moved to the Virtual Pediatric Hospital, which is still being maintained. Archived versions of VH may be found at the Internet Archive, with the last archival copy dated April 1, 2005, if you want to see what it was like.

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