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Handhelds for Doctors

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 08 February 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:341
  1. Andrew Harrison (, surgical house officer, west London

    Mohammad Al-Ubaydli

    Idiopathic Publishing, £20/$30, pp 144 ISBN 0 9544157 0 1

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    For the first year after buying a Handspring handheld computer, I never used it and thought that I had wasted my money. However, when I started as a surgical house officer it became a useful tool, allowing me to dispense with paper patient lists and avoid the tedious task of continually having to print up to date versions. Conveniently it also holds my hospital telephone numbers.

    At first I tried using a specialised medical program, …

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