In today's world of lightning fast research and publication, it is both
difficult and time consuming to stay up-to-date with the most current
information. The Rubicon Review, a project of the Rubicon Foundation,
will periodically update our new Yahoo Group with new and relevant
literature in environmental physiology.
The search terms and dates for these updates are still in the final
planning stages; but this is intended to be a living search process, so
please post suggestions for future search topics. We welcome your
advice and suggestions. We have also invited several medical librarians
to join the discussion, and Ginger Carden of the Duke University Medical
Center Library helped refine our first searches.
This effort -- no small task -- follows in the steps of the many great
literature aggregation efforts of the past. In 1971, Gordon and Breach,
along with with Science Publishers, Inc., published An Annotated
Bibliography on Diving and Submarine Medicine. In 1973, Shilling and
Werts, with Plenum Publishers, published Underwater Medicine and Related
Sciences: A Guide to the Literature. The Undersea Medical Society (UMS,
later the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, UHMS) published later
editions of the series. Following that, Pressure, the UMS newsletter,
began to include a section containing new publications of interest.
From 1980 to 1985, the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, with
Plenum Publishing Corporation, published the quarterly Hyperbaric Oxygen
Review. And at the same time, UHMS journals also began to include new
collections, called "Abstracts from Other Literature." The Rubicon
Review will now continue that tradition.
We hope you find the Rubicon Review timely, useful, and relevant to your
interests, whether they're your profession or merely your obsession. We
think it will become your best source for current developments in
environmental physiology, but we need your support and feedback to make