Content last modified Jun 2020
Our mission is simple: The Manuals, first published as the Merck Manual in 1899, now known as MSD Manuals outside the United States and Canada, are one of the world’s most widely used medical information resources. The Manuals are committed to making the best current medical information accessible by up to 3 billion professionals and patients on every continent by 2020.
We believe that health information is a universal right and that every person is entitled to accurate and accessible medical information. We have a responsibility to protect, preserve and share the best current medical information to enable more informed decisions, enhance relationships between patients and professionals and improve health care outcomes around the world.
Here's how we're working to fulfill our mission:
continually update The Manuals' content to reflect the most current and accurate medical information.
will have their own version of The Manuals for enhanced access and ease of use.
enables consumers and professionals to access medical information tailored to their needs and knowledge - putting patients and their health care team on the same page.
enhance our expansive database of medical topics with videos, images, animations, medical calculators and a growing set of other resources.
with professionals and patients around the world on social media and other platforms facilitate meaningful dialogues on the most important medical topics.
improves the user experience of this not-for-profit initiative, as a sign of our commitment to providing free and open access to medical information.