Invalid health information is potentially lethal

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7292.998/b (Published 21 April 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:998
  1. Iain Chalmers (ichalmers@cochrane.co.uk), director
  1. UK Cochrane Centre, Oxford OX2 7LG

    EDITOR—A picture of the cover of Benjamin Spock's record breaking bestseller Baby and Child Care was used to illustrate a point Ferguson made in the section of his article subtitled, “From Dr Spock to drkoop.com.”1 We are told that a Harvard pioneer in cybermedicine—Warner Slack—has compared the rapid growth of online health resources to the …

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