Letters

Editorial made extravagant claims

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7036.977b (Published 13 April 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:977
  1. Stephen Due
  1. Medical librarian Geelong Hospital, PO Box 281, Geelong 3220, Australia

    EDITOR,—The Internet is a truly marvellous way for computers to communicate with each other, and indirectly it allows people to communicate as well. As one who uses the Internet daily as part of my work, I am an enthusiast. I am surprised, however, by the extravagant claims made by Enrico Coiera.1

    Coiera states that, as a result of the Internet, the provision of information on health will no longer be the exclusive remit of health care professionals. This …

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