Internet is useful for information on rare conditions

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7106.491a (Published 23 August 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:491
  1. Oliver R Dearlove, Consultant paediatric anaesthetista,
  2. Andrew Sharples, Consultant in paediatric intensive carea,
  3. Colin Stone, Computer support technicianb
  1. a Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Manchester M25 2HA
  2. b Department of Clothing Design and Technology, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester

    Editor—The recent letters about the medical uses of the internet do not mention its usefulness in providing information that is time sensitive in patients' care.1 We were asked to anaesthetise a child with Costello syndrome (of which around 20 cases have been recorded) for an emergency …

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