Dr. Rhett Drugge's deep commitment
to research and patient care with a special focus on physician to
physician communications led to his founding of the Internet
Dermatology Society. This society encourages members to share
a data description language which facilitates access to dermatology
information resources by common application programs and promotes
uniform access to dermatology educational materials for Society
members. It provides an Internetworked gateway for dermatology and
the closely associated fields of, dermatologic surgery, dermatopathology
and immunodermatology. The IDS
assists dermatology societies and patient advocacy groups to use
Through the Internet
Dermatology Society an online "Electronic
Textbook of Dermatology" is provided to its users. Dr.
Drugge is the Founding Editor of this invaluable resource which
has served millions of online users with information on topics in
Dermatology since its inception in 1996.
Dermatology Society also has a feature called: Global
Dermatology Grand Round. This is a tool for dermatologists and
physicians to share their challenging cases with their peers.