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Health information for the developing world

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 26 November 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1437

Obsession with high technology

  1. John Black
  1. Retired consultant paediatrician, Framlingham, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13 9EG.

    EDITOR,—As a participant, I found the conference on getting information from the developed world to the developing world interesting but disappointing.1 Interesting because I had no idea that there were so many organisations in this field; disappointing because many contributors seemed to be obsessed with high technology. I have seen no evidence of the activities of any of the organisations represented at the conference in the developing countries that I have visited recently. In the papers presented and in the discussions at the …

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