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I know articles on Wikipedia do not belong to anyone, but I do have a personal attachment to the Progeroid syndrome article. So I want to personally thank you for taking your time out to copy-edit it and correct any mistakes I made. I want to let you know I appreciate it! Kinkreet~♥moshi moshi♥~ 17:20, 19 March 2013 (UTC)

Your post today

Hi Iztwoz!
Many thanks for your kind message and comment on my page.
Pleased to see how well you have settled in. Cheers! –
 – Gareth Griffith-Jones |The Welsh Buzzard|— 11:42, 28 April 2013 (UTC)


The Copyeditor's Barnstar
For your tireless work with the Guild of Copyeditors, I award you this barnstar. Your selfless copyediting is an invaluable resource to the community. Neelix (talk) 17:48, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

Thank you so much

I appreciate your help on Lower limbs venous ultrasonography. Doc Elisa 20:36, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

Your help is priceless and I have no words to say how much I'm grateful. Doc Elisa 21:28, 3 May 2013 (UTC)
Hyper-debit is the situation were there is an augmentation of the debit in one vein. An exemple of hyper-debit is the presence of an arterio-venous fistula. Another example is in a situation of deep venous thrombosis: the superficial venous system is called to drain much more blood than usually - veins can be enlarged but valves can be intact. Eye image or eye sign is the same thing. We can use "eye sign" as it is on papers. Thank you again Doc Elisa 20:37, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

A cup of tea for you!

Thanks for helping my students with their article Beautiful Store. They told me they are very grateful for your assistance! Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 06:27, 10 May 2013 (UTC)

Allow Me

Apologies if I caused any edit conflicts during your copy edit. I had forgotten about my outstanding request for the copy edit, since the article had already undergone the Good article nomination process. (I work on so many articles at once, I forgot!) I am so glad to have you working on the article, and I will wait until you have finished to see all of your edits and ask any questions I may have. I did remove "very" (which you added) from the lead, referring to the reception, and I also removed the comma before "Public Art Collection" since the source did not include the punctuation (and the lead became inconsistent with the infobox). Let me know your thoughts! Thanks for your contributions to the article. --Another Believer (Talk) 20:38, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

If you'll let me know when you are finished, I will be sure to add the GOCE template to the article's talk page. Thanks again! --Another Believer (Talk) 22:40, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

The Copyeditor's Barnstar
Thank you for working on the Allow Me article! Another Believer (Talk) 19:03, 31 May 2013 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Lower limbs venous ultrasonography

The article Lower limbs venous ultrasonography you nominated as a good article has passed

; see Talk:Lower limbs venous ultrasonography for comments about the article. Well done! SpinningSpark 17:35, 18 July 2013 (UTC)

Your submission at AfC Unipolar brush cell was accepted

Unipolar brush cell, which you submitted to Articles for creation, has been created.
The article has been assessed as Start-Class, which is recorded on the article's talk page. You may like to take a look at the grading scheme to see how you can improve the article.

You are more than welcome to continue making quality contributions to Wikipedia. Note that because you are a logged-in user, you can create articles yourself, and don't have to post a request. However, you may continue submitting work to Articles for Creation if you prefer.

Thank you for helping improve Wikipedia!

FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 01:02, 21 August 2013 (UTC)

Nefarious: Merchant of Souls

Hi Iztwoz,

Thank you again for copyediting the Nefarious: Merchant of Souls article. I have submitted the article for a featured article candidacy here. Any constructive comments you would be willing to provide there would be greatly appreciated.

Neelix (talk) 12:59, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

Hi Iztwoz,
Thank you very much for contributing to the Nefarious: Merchant of Souls FAC. The article has been featured and I have nominated it to go up on the main page here.
Neelix (talk) 22:48, 15 November 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

The Writer's Barnstar
Thanks for your recent edits to Anatomy articles, they're really helping to improve their overall quality and readability. Keep up the good work! LT910001 (talk) 13:17, 28 February 2014 (UTC)


Thanks for your many, many copyedits and alterations to Cervix. I have completed the history section, made some final changes, and nominated Cervix for GA. Wish us luck! --LT910001 (talk) 00:30, 20 March 2014 (UTC)


Thanks for that. I've read authors using "operculum" for the whole bit of cortex covering the insula, and "parietal operculum", "frontal operculum", etc. for the different bits, and I tried to retain it ... but it's clumsy expression, and I'm quite happy to leave it out. Thanks for all your efforts in anatomy here. --Anthonyhcole (talk · contribs · email) 17:33, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

And that. --Anthonyhcole (talk · contribs · email) 19:03, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for being one of Wikipedia's top medical contributors!

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The Cure Award
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Your GA nomination of Caenorhabditis elegans[edit]

The article Caenorhabditis elegans you nominated as a good article has passed

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A barnstar for you![edit]

The Writer's Barnstar
For your massive amount of high-quality work on anatomy articles! I don't even have time to keep up reading your content! -- CFCF 🍌 (email) 07:20, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Sebaceous gland[edit]

The article Sebaceous gland you nominated as a good article has passed

; see Talk:Sebaceous gland for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. S Philbrick(Talk) 20:42, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

The instructions say a bot will come by to add the GA icon. I will probably check myself, but let me know if it doesn't show up soon.--S Philbrick(Talk) 20:44, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
Congratulations on getting this to GA, Iztwoz, it was great to work with you on it! --Tom (LT) (talk) 10:16, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
For all your work on anatomy-related articles. Thanks, WhatamIdoing (talk) 00:18, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
The Golden Doubloon of Anatomy
You have been awarded the prestigious Golden Doubloon for your contributions to anatomy articles on Wikipedia. Thank you for your contributions!

For the large amount of work on many anatomy articles, I hereby present you with the golden doubloon of anatomy, an award bestowed on only a few! (so far 2, I think) --Tom (LT) (talk) 22:11, 21 September 2014 (UTC)


I have nominated Cerebellum for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. DrKiernan (talk) 13:06, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

Lionel de Jersey Harvard[edit]

Thanks for your help! EEng (talk) 20:23, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
I am astounded at the amount of content that you have created in/for are the type of editor/writer that I want to be.   Bfpage |leave a message  21:47, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

Peer review of Heart[edit]

Hi Iztwoz, I saw you editing Heart just now, and wanted to mention that a peer review has been requested for it here. I thought you might want to participate in that. Cheers, BakerStMD 15:12, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

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Thank you[edit]

The Medicine Barnstar
Iztwoz, for your ongoing effort and knowledge on Minimally invasive procedure. thank you Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 15:14, 25 July 2015 (UTC)


would you mind looking at the symptoms section of lupus nephritis? (ive been editing all day)thanks--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 22:22, 31 October 2015 (UTC)

[1]thanks--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 16:12, 1 November 2015 (UTC)

Hi, re grey matter. The new headings and coherence among them is a good improvement: Thank you! However most of my edits to the grey matter page involve incorrect referencing, double referencing, broken sentences, and causal language not warranted by the data. I removed the "thinking about" sentence: I believe that was intended to refer to a paper which asked people to imagine being poor and showed this reduced their working memory, but without a citation, who knows. It is now deleted. If there's something substantive, let's chat on its talk page? best Tim bates (talk) 20:45, 21 December 2015 (UTC)

Golden Galen barnstar[edit]

The Golden Galen barnstar
You have been awarded the prestigious Golden Galen award for your contributions to anatomy articles on Wikipedia. Thank you for your contributions!

Thanks for your many, many contributions to anatomy articles this year! Our suite of anatomy articles has definitely improved over the last 1-2 years. What are your thoughts? --Tom (LT) (talk) 08:52, 29 December 2015 (UTC)

A cup of coffee for you (and me)![edit]

For a short coffee break with a wiki-colleague whilst editing Heart. Thanks for your help on Lung and your many mergers which I've just noticed :). How's it going? Tom (LT) (talk) 00:23, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

The Citation Barnstar
Your work to provide references is an example to all other medical editors. I admire your work.   Bfpage |leave a message  02:13, 30 March 2016 (UTC)

Issues in Cerebellum article[edit]

I'm editor-in-chief of Wikiversity Journal of Medicine, and we're about to consider a snapshot of the Cerebellum article for publication in this journal: Wikiversity Journal of Medicine/Cerebellum. This would make it easier for external sources to use and cite this work, and after we've advanced the journal these publications will be searchable in PubMed as well. As you have been one of the most active contributors to this article, we would like to include you in the "author" list, but we want these to be the authors' real names. If you approve, you may edit that article to change your username to your real name, or include it in a reply to me. Otherwise, you will be attributed by a link to the history page of the Wikipedia article. Also, the work has undergone peer review, and I'd appreciate if you could have a look into the peer review comments, and help amending the mentioned issues before publication in the journal: /Cerebellum#Peer review. You may also check at its history to see what corrections have already been made by other authors.
Best regards,
Mikael Häggström (talk) 12:39, 19 May 2016 (UTC)

Great work on the article! The only issue left I find from the peer review is to add some references to the last paragraph in the introduction. After that, I think it's ready for publication. Mikael Häggström (talk) 09:44, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
The article is now published. Thank you for your help! Mikael Häggström (talk) 14:17, 5 July 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

The Barnstar of Diligence
You do excellent work. Many thanks for all you do. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 16:51, 29 June 2016 (UTC)

Publishing Hippocampus in WikiJournal[edit]

Hi there,

It seems you have been among the most active contributors to the Hippocampus article as well [2], and therefore, would you like to join the process of having this one as well published in the journal (which have since been renamed to WikiJournal of Medicine)? As with The Cerebellum article, it would be great if we could make it easier for external sources to cite it, and eventually bring it to PubMed.

We would now want all main authors of Wikipedia works to agree with an Agreement for having the article published in the journal (so that any conflicts of interests can be declared). After I've invited the other main authors of the article, it can then undergo peer review, and I'd appreciate if you could then help out in amending any issues raised therein.

Also, would it be all right for you to be the corresponding author of the work in WikiJournal? You can have your email displayed, or have a link to your Email User page.

Best regards,

Mikael Häggström (talk) 20:26, 9 October 2016 (UTC) Editor-in-chief, WikiJournal of Medicine

Great! Could you also remove the <nowiki> around the ~~~~ to sign? Mikael Häggström (talk) 17:52, 10 October 2016 (UTC)

Peer review comments[edit]

Hi again,

The Hippocampus article has now been peer reviewed, and comments are seen at Wikiversity:Talk:Draft:WikiJournal of Medicine/The Hippocampus#Peer review comments. Could you look through them and make amendments?

Best regards,

Mikael Häggström (talk) 19:48, 11 November 2016 (UTC)


Thanks for your help and for expanding it, especially the history section. I've done a fair bit of work and will take a break for a week or so from editing it. If you are around and have time would you mind having a look / cleanup? With much appreciation...! --Tom (LT) (talk) 04:38, 13 November 2016 (UTC)

Second peer review of the hippocampus[edit]

The issue of peer review coordinators is solved for the moment. Also, as part of the journal's new standard of having at least 2 external peer reviews for every publication, we have now received a second peer review of The Hippocampus: Wikiversity:Talk:Draft:WikiJournal of Medicine/The Hippocampus#Comments from 2nd peer reviewer
I hope you can amend these comments when you have the time. Let me know if you would prefer to have a co-author for the article to help in any amendments, and we could find one. Mikael Häggström (talk) 18:45, 29 January 2017 (UTC)

As you noticed, many of the comments in the second peer reviewer were of a rather editorial nature, as they relate to the guidelines that can just as well be applied to other articles as well. I therefore found it appropriate to give an "ediorial response" to some of them: Wikiversity:Talk:Draft:WikiJournal_of_Medicine/The_Hippocampus#Editorial_response. Yet, I think the remaining points are for the author. Mikael Häggström (talk) 20:52, 3 February 2017 (UTC)
Great work on amending the article! I've now synchronized the article in Wikiversity with the Wikipedia article so that it reflects recent edits. Could you add the sources in the image captions (such as for the one saying "Source:") at the page in Wikiversity? Also, we decided to recommend adding "Image 1:", "Image 2:" etc in image captions to allow for easier referencing.
I will then ask the peer reviewer if he thinks the article is ready for editorial board decision. Mikael Häggström (talk) 20:40, 18 February 2017 (UTC)
Hi again. Both the peer reviewer and I find the article to be ready for editorial board decision. Nevertheless, some additional suggestions have been presented by the reviewer: [[Talk:Draft:WikiJournal of Medicine/The Hippocampus#Response to update]]. Also, as mentioned in my last message there should be a source description for each image in the the article in Wikiversity. So, just let me know when you think the article is ready. Mikael Häggström (talk) 20:43, 24 February 2017 (UTC)
Actually, let me know if you think the article is not ready, otherwise I will bring it to the editorial board for publication decision shortly. Mikael Häggström (talk) 07:33, 4 March 2017 (UTC)
I can now announce that the article is published in WikiJournal of Medicine! It's been a great improvement of the Wikipedia article. The entry on the main page at Wikiversity:WikiJournal of Medicine has some of the abstract included. Let me know if you prefer a different image or format. Mikael Häggström (talk) 09:04, 11 March 2017 (UTC)

You deserve this[edit]

The Bio-star
I'm awarding you this for cleaning up and expanding the striatum article, fixing the significant omission of material on the ventral striatum in that article, and for taking the initiative to merge ventral striatum into the striatum article. I know that was a lot of work, so thanks for doing it! Face-smile.svg Seppi333 (Insert ) 23:07, 24 March 2017 (UTC)

Thank you for being one of Wikipedia's top medical contributors![edit]

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The 2016 Cure Award
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Thanks again :-) -- Doc James along with the rest of the team at Wiki Project Med Foundation 18:08, 3 May 2017 (UTC)

Your understanding of MEDRS[edit]

"What is biomedical information? Biomedical information is information that relates to (or could reasonably be perceived as relating to) human health. Generally speaking, such information should be supported by a reputable biomedical source, such as review articles, higher-level medical textbooks, and professional reference works." Meditation making your cortex thicker, based on a primary source? Think, dude. Abductive (reasoning) 02:01, 13 May 2017 (UTC)

Hello Abductive (reasoning) Firstly the article is not in the medical category; secondly the information referred to is not even in the Clinical significance section; thirdly the Oxford journals ref is completely acceptable imo. Seems to me that it's just something you don't agree with. As regards your other ref to some material you removed as it was poorly expressed - somebody has gone to the trouble of adding material with refs - because it could possibly have been better explained is no cause for removal - if you can express it better - do that. Or take it to the talk page. Best --Iztwoz (talk) 07:05, 14 May 2017 (UTC)

Brainy Barnstar[edit]

For sterling work on Human brain
Thank you very much for helping to get this to GA, despite not being the nominator! You can definitely claim GA credit for this. Chiswick Chap (talk) 11:07, 30 June 2017 (UTC)

After 4 years I'm back[edit]

Hi I'm glad to know that you are always here. Thank you for your help. Cheers Doc Elisa 20:51, 13 September 2017 (UTC)


The Half Barnstar
For your work with User:Chiswick Chap on improving the Microorganism article! pwnzor.ak (talk) 17:04, 26 September 2017 (UTC)

Microorganism GAN[edit]

Hi Iztwoz, I'm putting the article up for GA as it's now in a decent state, well-structured and certainly covers the main points. Shall I add your name as co-nominator? Chiswick Chap (talk) 08:53, 30 September 2017 (UTC)

Hi Chiswick Chap yes you can, but don't feel obliged to. I am still making changes - shall I continue or leave it as it is. --Iztwoz (talk) 13:08, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
I'll do it, and feel free to continue. Chiswick Chap (talk) 13:12, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
Wow, it's under review already ... some of my articles have been languishing there for months. I'll start dealing with some of the review items now, feel free to do any of them that take your fancy. Chiswick Chap (talk) 16:22, 1 October 2017 (UTC)


Could do with some attention. Will be expanding it and fixing it up over the next few weeks. Could you spare a hand? Based on the content and how difficult it is to read I am thinking this may be a two person job --Tom (LT) (talk) 02:07, 8 October 2017 (UTC)

Editor of the Week[edit]

Editor of the Week
Your ongoing efforts to improve the encyclopedia have not gone unnoticed: You have been selected as Editor of the Week in recognition of your high-quality contributions. Thank you for the great contributions! (courtesy of the Wikipedia Editor Retention Project)

User:Tom (LT) submitted the following nomination for Editor of the Week:

I nominate User Iztwoz as Editor of the Week. Iztwoz truly deserves this prize. They are one of the leading anatomy editors, highly active editing medical and anatomy articles with a stellar history of high-quality contributions to a huge number of articles. I have always found Iztwoz to have a level head, and to be willing to talk and discuss any issues at hand, even with difficult and problematic editors. Iztwoz is committed to quality work and has made a huge impact in the anatomy space. I am sure even a cursory look and their activity and large number of edits will demonstrate their suitability.
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Thanks again for your efforts! ―Buster7  12:50, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Vulva[edit]

The article Vulva you nominated as a good article has passed

; see Talk:Vulva for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of SNUGGUMS -- SNUGGUMS (talk) 19:21, 30 March 2018 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

The Writer's Barnstar
For your work on bringing Vulva to good article status. Well done!! Tom (LT) (talk) 00:41, 31 March 2018 (UTC)

Thank you for being one of Wikipedia's top medical contributors![edit]

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The 2017 Cure Award
In 2017 you were one of the top ~250 medical editors across any language of Wikipedia. Thank you from Wiki Project Med Foundation for helping bring free, complete, accurate, up-to-date health information to the public. We really appreciate you and the vital work you do! Wiki Project Med Foundation is a user group whose mission is to improve our health content. Consider joining here, there are no associated costs.

Thanks again :-) -- Doc James along with the rest of the team at Wiki Project Med Foundation 03:01, 26 April 2018 (UTC)

Raising Thiamin to GA?[edit]

I noticed you have been a frequent contributor to the Thiamin article recently. Is your intent to raise it to GA? I did so for Vitamin C, and am in process of editing the Vitamin E article with same intent. All of the vitamin articles get many visitors per day, and in my opinion needs improvement. At present, only Vitamin C is GA; the rest are B-class or C-class. David notMD (talk) 16:07, 14 May 2018 (UTC)

Hello David notMD - no it wasn't an intention to take it to GA but will carry on with edits as and when; I think it would be really helpful were you to further the pages. All best --Iztwoz (talk) 06:07, 15 May 2018 (UTC)


Hi, you uprated the article on Septins from "start" to "C" in the MCB infobox. Could you give hints what would be missing to make it B grade? Thanks. Gormfull (talk) 08:40, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

Hello Gormfull - It may well merit a B grade, it was just a quick and obvious change from start status. If you think it needs changing you can do this - if you are asking about what criteria are used to grade they on WP:MOS somewhere. But I shall take another look. Best --Iztwoz (talk) 11:06, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

The Brilliant Idea Barnstar
Thank you Iztwoz, I added some information in the lipid raft page too regarding the cell unroofing topic. For my understandings, The draft pace can be moved to the public by an expert user, can't you make it for me? The Xiao Li (talk) 17:52, 4 January 2019 (UTC)

Thank you for being one of Wikipedia's top medical contributors![edit]

The 2018 Cure Award
In 2018 you were one of the top ~250 medical editors across any language of Wikipedia. Thank you from Wiki Project Med Foundation for helping bring free, complete, accurate, up-to-date health information to the public. We really appreciate you and the vital work you do! Wiki Project Med Foundation is a user group whose mission is to improve our health content. Consider joining here, there are no associated costs.

Thanks again :-) -- Doc James along with the rest of the team at Wiki Project Med Foundation 17:41, 28 January 2019 (UTC)

Sinusoid (blood vessel)[edit]

Hi Iztwoz, hope that you're well! Was doing my (increasingly infrequent) trawl of recent changes when I saw this merge into capillary. In my mind they constitute a fairly and independently notable part of the microanatomy of certain organs like the placenta and the liver. I do note the article gets quite a few page views (looks like 50 - 100 a day [3]). I am inclined to think this warrants its own individual article unlike say 'fenestrated' capillaries. What would your thoughts be? --Tom (LT) (talk) 11:49, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

Replying on talk page Tom.--Iztwoz (talk) 13:19, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

potential mix-up of cerebral and cerebellar[edit]

Hi Iztwoz,

thanks for getting back to me so quickly. I only just now figured out my "cerebral"-to-"cerebellar" correction missed the incorrect links you have just corrected. Now I fully agree with the article, thanks for the nice work!

FelixTheStudent (talk) 14:38, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

<ref> issue on Lung[edit]

Hi Iztwoz, can you have a look at the system-generated error message on lung in the Microanatomy section? It appears to be related to your edit on 16 August 2019. Thanks and best wishes. Ran0t0 (talk) 16:46, 23 August 2019 (UTC)

Many thanks Ran0t0 - sorted.--Iztwoz (talk) 05:20, 25 August 2019 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

The Writer's Barnstar
For having introduced step-wise and significant improvements to the Cell biology article. Cheers, Rowan Forest (talk) 19:25, 8 November 2019 (UTC)


Thank you for your kind words. This is uncommon on WP. Much appreciated. Virion123 (talk) 17:11, 17 December 2019 (UTC)

Peace Dove[edit]

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Merry Christmas[edit]

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Substance use disorder[edit]

It is in the DSM5, infact it covers more than 100 pages (481 to 489). Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 08:40, 3 January 2020 (UTC)

Thanks but in that case the page Substance use disorder needs changing. It is described as a medical condition and later "In the DSM-5, substance abuse and substance dependence have been merged into the category of substance use disorders". Also it doesn't make much sense to refer to the use of cannabis for example as a mental illness, which use is often referred to in the case of schizophrenia.? --Iztwoz (talk) 09:48, 3 January 2020 (UTC)
Okay have corrected SUD. SUD only refers to cases were negative health effects occur, not all possible use. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 00:10, 4 January 2020 (UTC)
Thank you that is clearer.--Iztwoz (talk) 10:43, 4 January 2020 (UTC)

Thank you for being one of Wikipedia's top medical contributors![edit]

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The 2019 Cure Award
In 2019 you were one of the top ~300 medical editors across any language of Wikipedia. Thank you from Wiki Project Med for helping bring free, complete, accurate, up-to-date health information to the public. We really appreciate you and the vital work you do! Wiki Project Med Foundation is a thematic organization whose mission is to improve our health content. Consider joining here, there are no associated costs.

Thanks again :-) -- Doc James along with the rest of the team at Wiki Project Med Foundation 18:35, 5 March 2020 (UTC)


Hi Iztwoz, hope that you're well. I was looking at skull and saw you merged it with human skull a couple of years ago. It seems like there's about a 60 / 40 split of human / nonhuman information and I was contemplating resplitting it to the two articles as it's getting pretty long, but didn't want to reinvent the wheel. I couldn't find the relevant discussion and was wondering if you recalled where it might be + what your thoughts would be about a split? --Tom (LT) (talk) 22:33, 27 March 2020 (UTC)

Hi Tom (LT) - you supported this proposal in February 2016 see its talk page. The merging of human specifics with other animals had already raised a fair bit of discussion - my own view was a preference for Human.... and keeping the Other animals section but there had been a few outcries that the articles were humancentric hence the reorganisation of several other human-specific pages. Best --Iztwoz (talk) 06:41, 28 March 2020 (UTC)
Ah, thanks. Sorry for the delayed response. I do remember the set of discussions. Sometimes I restumble upon an article after some time and things look a bit different - looks like Skull has expanded somewhat. Do you think it's worth rediscussing a split from skull Skull? I feel as if the nonhuman elements have increased and it's quite long, so there would be a reargument for splitting. --Tom (LT) (talk) 00:26, 11 April 2020 (UTC)
Hi Tom (LT) have just had another look at the page - first thought was that it is not a long page at all - less than 40K. Next thought was that it seems strangely skewed and am of the opinion for it to follow the guidelines suggested on its talk page (similar to how other pages cover things, with the Other animals section - even at the risk of upsetting somebody's applecart! At the moment it has a section with the strange heading of vertebrates, that excludes humans. Also best to continue on talk page. Best --Iztwoz (talk) 06:16, 11 April 2020 (UTC)
Good point - thought I'd start here. No further thoughts for the moment but as you say if there's anything else I'll post it on the talk page. Cheers --Tom (LT) (talk) 03:55, 13 April 2020 (UTC)


Hello. I saw you reverted my edit of type I/II pneumocytes to type I/II cells on the grounds that it is mentioned in the text. However, I believe that the term type I/II pneumocytes is a more accurate description as it includes the prefix pneumo- which refers to the lung. Also I wanted to bring to your attention this very nice illustration (Media:Cross_section_of_an_alveolus_and_capillaries_showing_diffusion_of_gases.svg) which includes that term. Finally, I find the term type I/II cells such a vague term (it can refer to any organ) that can be confusing to a person that is not a pulmonologist. kupirijo (talk) 10:52, 28 March 2020 (UTC)

Hello kupirijo - the simpler use of terms is always preferable; also they ought not to present any confusion: a Google search for Type I cells only comes up with the alveolar type and registers 443 million hits; a search for Type II cells only comes up with alveolar cells and registers 375 million hits. The term pneumocyte is made very clear on the page. Best --Iztwoz (talk) 11:21, 28 March 2020 (UTC)


Those neck lines aren't due to mature age but clearly to excess body fat. Lopkiol (talk) 20:02, 30 March 2020 (UTC)

Removed reference to mature. Best --Iztwoz (talk) 22:14, 30 March 2020 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Human nose[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Human nose you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria.

This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Ajpolino -- Ajpolino (talk) 00:01, 4 April 2020 (UTC)

Many thanks Ajpolino

Medical image usage[edit]

Images having the purpose of showing a given anatomical feature of what is considered the normal human body should not be taken from individuals presenting with unhealthy characteristics, such as excess body fat. Lopkiol (talk) 06:40, 7 April 2020 (UTC)

Can I suggest that you take your issue up with the person who added the image? Thank you--Iztwoz (talk) 06:44, 7 April 2020 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Human nose[edit]

The article Human nose you nominated as a good article has passed

; see Talk:Human nose for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Ajpolino -- Ajpolino (talk) 17:41, 10 April 2020 (UTC)

Many thanks Ajpolino for reviewing this and for your helpful comments. Keep well, best --Iztwoz (talk) 20:27, 10 April 2020 (UTC)

Quarter Million Award[edit]

The Quarter Million Award
For your contributions to bring Human nose (estimated annual readership: 300,000) to Good Article status, I hereby present you the Quarter Million Award. Congratulations on this rare accomplishment, and thanks for all you do for Wikipedia's readers! Reidgreg (talk) 13:48, 6 June 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for your work on this vital article! – Reidgreg (talk) 13:48, 6 June 2020 (UTC)

Reverted move of Habit cough[edit]

Hello, and thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. Your bold move of Habit cough has been reverted because an editor has found it to be controversial. Per Wikipedia:Requested moves, a move request must be placed on the article's talk page, and the request be open for discussion for seven days, "if there is any reason to believe a move would be contested". Such consensus is particularly required before moving a title with incoming links in order to create a disambiguation page at that title. If you believe that this move is appropriate, please initiate such a discussion to form the appropriate consensus. Again, please note that moving a page with a longstanding title and/or a large number of incoming links is more likely to be considered controversial, and may be contested. -- intgr [talk] 10:52, 19 June 2020 (UTC)

Thank you --Iztwoz (talk) 10:56, 19 June 2020 (UTC)

Please be more specific[edit]

Please do not believe that a tag explains the pedantic detail you want a citation for, especially because the tag is at the end of a sentence that may or may not require citation for a number of things. And, please, don't go about reverts so happilly. The citation you "removed" did support a fact stated in the sentence, i.e. that "cleavage" is a word in regular usage. For both use the talk page and discuss, don't make another editor read minds. Aditya(talkcontribs) 17:58, 17 July 2020 (UTC)

Sorry for the rudeness. I guess I have managed to make the only collaborator I have upset. I apologise. Aditya(talkcontribs) 04:46, 18 July 2020 (UTC)
I have comment here that might interest you. Aditya(talkcontribs) 00:02, 19 July 2020 (UTC)

I hope I haven't lost you[edit]

The Special Barnstar
For a cool head (despite our previous disagreements) and help with Cleavage (breasts). The sceince is still weak, but I haven't given up on the hope of help from you, Tom (LT) and Dr. Vogel, the science minded people I know. May be you can take another look at the article and how it is shaping up. Cheers. Aditya(talkcontribs) 02:30, 25 July 2020 (UTC)

Intermammary cleft[edit]

I thought there should be a different image in the box. No use having the same image twice, and hence tried out a inside-outside view. Shall I look for another alternative? I didn't look too closely yet. BTW, I tried expanding the anatomy and lead. Did you take a look at it? Aditya(talkcontribs) 14:18, 31 July 2020 (UTC)

Replied on page --Iztwoz (talk) 09:34, 4 August 2020 (UTC)

DNA virus[edit]

I tried to explain on the talk page of Baltimore classification what I was doing, but I don't get why you undid my redirect. Velayinosu (talk) 01:56, 8 August 2020 (UTC)

Hello Velayinosu - I reverted because such a merge for a long-standing , well-viewed page needs prior possibility for discussion see WP:MERGE - my one revert would suggest that it could be a controversial move and therefore needs the merge tags added so that other editors can arrive at a consensus. --Iztwoz (talk) 07:02, 8 August 2020 (UTC)


Hello, I'm Smjg. I noticed that you recently removed all content from Microbial population biology. Please do not do this. Blank pages are harmful to Wikipedia because they have a tendency to confuse readers. As a rule, if you discover a duplicate article, please redirect it to an appropriate existing page. If a page has been vandalised, please revert it to the last legitimate version. If you feel that the content of a page is inappropriate, please edit the page and replace it with appropriate content. If you believe there is no hope for the page, please see the deletion policy for how to proceed. If this was a mistake, don't worry; the removed content has been restored. If you wish to experiment, please use your sandbox. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thanks. — Smjg (talk) 11:21, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

Wikiproject Anatomy newsletter #7[edit]

Released September 2020  · Previous newsletter

Hello WikiProject Anatomy participant! This is our seventh newsletter, documenting what's going on in WikiProject Anatomy, news, current projects and other items of interest.

I value feedback, and if you think I've missed something, or don't wish to receive this again, please leave a note on my talk page, or remove your name from the mailing list.

Yours truly, --Tom (LT) (talk) 07:24, 23 September 2020 (UTC)

What's new[edit]

Good article new good articles since last newsletter include Epiglottis, Human nose, Pancreas, Prostate, Thymus, Trachea, T tubule, Ureter and Vagina, with Anatomical terms of location also awaiting review
Essay A made-up eponymous term is used in our article that eventually makes it in to university anatomy teaching slides and a journal article
Before the featured portal process ceased in 2017, this had been designated as a featured portal. We reach a project goal of 150 B-class articles in July 2020, increasing by about 50% over five years, and are one good article away from our goal of 40 GAs, doubling over the last five years
Project page In the real world, Terminologia Anatomica 2 and Terminologia Embryologica 2 are released ([4], [5]). Terminologia Anatomica 2 is now included in anatomy article infoboxes, and there is ongoing discussion about updating TE as well
Valued image on Wikimedia Commons A beautiful new barnstar is released ({{subst:The Anatomist Barnstar}})
Portal Portal:Anatomy receives some attention, and two related portals are deleted (vale Human body and Cranial nerve portals)
Non-article page Some things left out from past newsletters - A large amount of redirects are created to help link plural structures, and Cerebellum ([6]) and Hippocampus ([7]) are published in Wikiversity.

Newsletter topic: anatomy and featured articles[edit]

I have been asked to write up something introducing the Featured article (FA) process to anatomy editors, but I took a more general approach to explaining why one might want to contribute featured content and the benefits to the editor and to Wikipedia. I also tried to address some misconceptions about the FA process, and give you a guide that is somewhat specific to health content should you decide to take the dive.

A vital purpose of Featured articles is to serve as examples for new and aspiring Wikipedia editors. FAs are often uniquely comprehensive for the Internet. They showcase some of our best articles, and can enhance Wikipedia's reputation if they are maintained to standard—but in an "anyone can edit" environment, they can easily fall out of standard if not maintained. Benefits to the writer include developing collaborative partnerships and learning new skills, while improving your writing and seeing it exposed to a broader audience—all that Wikipedia is about!

Looking more specifically at WP Anatomy's featured content, the Featured media is impressive and seems to be an Anatomy Project strength. The Anatomy WikiProject has tagged 4 FAs, 1 Featured list, and 30 Featured media. Working towards upgrading and maintaining older Featured articles could be a worthwhile goal. Immune system is a 2007 FA promotion, and bringing it up to date would make a nice collaboration between WikiProject Medicine and the Anatomy WikiProject. Hippocampus is another dated promotion that is almost 50% larger than when promoted, having taken on a bit of uncited text and new text that might benefit from a tune-up.

Whether tuning up an older FA at Featured article review, or attempting a new one to be reviewed at Featured article candidates, taking the plunge can be rewarding, and I hope the advice in my essay is helpful.

You can read the essay "Achieving excellence through featured content" here.

SandyGeorgia has been a regular FA reviewer at FAC and FAR since 2006, and has participated in thousands of nominations

How can I contribute?[edit]

  • Ask questions! Talk with other editors, collaborate - and if you need help, ask at our project page!
  • Continue to add content (and citations) to our articles
  • Collaborate and discuss with other editors - many hands make light work!
  • Find a space, task or type of article that you enjoy editing - there are lots of untended niches out there

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