The impact of new technologies in medicineBMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7180.346 (Published 06 February 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:346
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- Abi Berger, Science editor.
We have a lifestyle drug for almost every ill, surgical procedures which could render admission to hospital redundant, and communication networks which exceed all expectations. The space age world of medicine is not far off. But in some quarters there is a slowly growing backlash against such developments. Far from being welcomed with open arms, some of the latest adventures in medical wizardry are being held up as threatening, divisive, and dangerous. …