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The On-line Archives of Rheumatology is a collection of scientific and educational material dealing with the clinical manifestations, laboratory investigations and the treatment of rheumatic diseases.
It was founded in 1996 at the beginning of the World Wide Web era by the staff of the Department of Rheumatology of the University of Padova.
At that time the usual modem connection was at the speed of 24Kb and the downloading of images was very slow. The best SVGA monitor displayed only 800x600 pixels and therefore the images included in our site had to be rather small compared to the actual standards. Moreover, all our images were obtained by scanning colour slides, and for this reason the overall quality was lower than the one obtained with modern digital cameras.
For these reasons we decided not to update our old site but leave it as it was at the time of its creation, as a sort of historical memory of the World Wide Web and to create a new site according to the actual standards.
The original project contained the "On-line Atlas of Rheumatology" and later on the "On-line Atlas of Synovial Fluid". It also contained an area for peer reviewed publications which was later on discontinued, in which the papers were published as clinical observations, case reports, photo-essays (which included one or more images), reviews or simply as rheumatologic images.


This site is reserved to medical practitioners as well as students: patients and other non-medical staff should not enter this site.
The access to this site requires the use of a password. If you belong to one of the above mentioned categories please fill in the registration form and you will receive the password immediately by e-mail.


We subscribe to the HONcode principles of the Health On the Net Foundation

All contents copyright of the "On-line Archives of Rheumatology" , 1996-2009