Vintage Dr GoogleBMJ 2016; 355 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i6040 (Published 09 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i6040
- Annemarie Jutel
- Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington 6242, New Zealand
Anxiety about the proliferation and use of medical information by lay people has troubled doctors for more than a century. In 1898, Dr Gersuny, in his hints to doctors and patients, wrote: “Sick people who … have read up their complaint in some book, are a great source of trouble …
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