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The Merck Manuals are some of the world’s most respected medical references, used by generations of healthcare professionals since Merck’s Manual of the Materia Medica was first published in 1899. Now published in 10 languages and continuously updated by 350 medical experts, the Merck Manuals are committed to making the best current medical information accessible to up to 3 billion healthcare professionals and patients on every continent by 2020.

Figure 1 shares this commitment to free, open-access, medical knowledge, and we are proud to help launch the official Merck Manuals account.

Merck Manual is using Figure 1’s free app to share medical quizzes, “pearls and pitfalls”, imaging findings, and more with the global healthcare community.

“Joining Figure 1 allows the Merck Manual to share additional educational resources with this engaged community,” said Robert S. Porter, Editor-in-Chief of the Merck Manuals. “By creating an environment in which colleagues can confidentially share clinical findings and learn from each other, Figure 1 has the potential to improve patient care.”

“We are very happy to partner with one of the most trusted resources in medical information to help them in their mission to democratize this knowledge,” said Dr. Sharon Vorona, Figure 1’s medical director. “It’s exciting to see one of the oldest and most well-known resources in medicine using Figure 1 to share information in a new way.”

The Merck Manuals are a product of collaboration between hundreds of medical experts worldwide, an independent editorial board of peer reviewers, and an editorial staff of physicians and professional medical writers. Figure 1 is a free app that allows healthcare professionals to share and discuss clinical cases in the pursuit of clinical mastery. The partnership is a natural step towards bringing accurate and accessible medical information to healthcare professionals everywhere.


See the cases being shared by @MerckManual on Figure 1 now.