Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Google & doctors

Bill Johnston alerted me to a story in the Metro free newspaper reporting on an article which showed that doctors could find some useful information on the internet to help diagnose illness and disease. I'm not sure this is something you could disagree with, in that with the very respectable sites from the US NIH and UK NHS etc. etc. of course there is some good information out there. However, it seems to have been interpreted in terms of "doctors only need to google symptoms, just like you could." As interesting as anything else are the responses on the BMJ site (e.g. "This is research?") http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/

Photo by Sheila Webber: Late blackberries, Nov 2006.

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