Medicine And Books

Health on the Internet

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7069.1411a (Published 30 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1411
  1. Mark Pallen

    D Anthony Blackwell Science, £12.99, pp 176 ISBN 0632 040 726

    The Internet is expanding and evolving so quickly that any attempt to write a Internet guide book for health professionals is like trying to chase the wind. Sites appear, disappear, or change their addresses frighteningly quickly. What is true today is only half true tomorrow and is wrong the day after that. It is hard to explain the complexities of the Internet to beginners (or “newbies,” as net culture describes them) without resorting to jargon. And, finally, the very idea of a book in what netters call “dead tree format” sits uneasily with an …

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