The InternetBMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7036.977a (Published 13 April 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:977
Facilities on the Internet may be abused
- Andrew Parkin (firstname.lastname@example.org), Wellcome research fellow in child psychiatry,
- David D Stretch (email@example.com), Lecturer in mathematical psychology
- Greenwood Institute of Child Health, Leicester LE3 0QU
EDITOR,—Two recent articles have described the use of electronic mail and the worldwide web.1 2 In his editorial on the Internet Enrico Coiera raises the problem of the disclosure of personal information3; we support what he wrote and offer the following additional comments, which are based on abuses of these facilities that we have witnessed that give rise to serious concerns.
Patients may join discussion groups on, and seek information by using, …