When I'm researching a knotty medical issue, I head over to the library at the St. Louis University School of Medicine and search through the stacks for an answer. At least, that's what I always used to do. Now it makes sense to check the Internet first. Even though I usually can't read those textbooks that can be such useful references, there are plenty of peer-reviewed articles online.
But how to find them? It's not always as easy as pulling up Google and firing away with a search. For more refined methods of searching, I suggest "Researching Medical Issues on the Internet--2005 Update," by Gloria Miccioli. It's the sort of useful article that every tort lawyer should bookmark for easy reference. And it's a great way to begin every new hunt for medical information on the Internet.
Thanks to Celia C. Elwell, a paralegal in Oklahoma City, for the tip.