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An effort to produce a multimedia textbook on diffuse lung disease grew wings the day the authors saw Mosaic run for the first time. Since that day in late 1992, the CD ROM project planned by Jeffrey Galvin, an associate professor and director of chest imaging at the University of Iowa Hospital's radiology department in Iowa City, has grown into the University of Iowa's Virtual Hospital, a World Wide Web based resource of medical text and images. The collection of data now takes up 32 Gbytes of hard disk space and is served out daily by an IBM RS/6000 running Netscape's communications server to doctors, patients, and medical students all over the world. The original idea behind the project, and the one that has guided its development and growth, was to build into health professionals' work routines a way to keep up with the latest findings in their fields

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IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications  (Volume:16 ,  Issue: 3 )