Medscape -- The First 5 Years

Peter Frishauf


Medscape. 2005;7(2):5 


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.


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