Medscape -- The First 5 Years

Peter Frishauf

Disclosures

Introduction

This is the story of the first 5 years of Medscape the site. It is also the story of Medscape the company that ran the site until its fifth birthday in May 2000.

Most media businesses have plans, financing, and -- when they launch -- elaborate parties. Medscape had none of that. Medscape was a low-budget experiment that crept onto the Web courtesy of 6 members of a skunkworks team[1] at SCP Communications, the former medical communications and publishing company that staffed and funded the project.

Comments

3090D553-9492-4563-8681-AD288FA52ACE
Comments on Medscape are moderated and should be professional in tone and on topic. You must declare any conflicts of interest related to your comments and responses. Please see our Commenting Guide for further information. We reserve the right to remove posts at our sole discretion.
Post as:

processing....