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Editorials

The first generation of e-patients

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7449.1148 (Published 13 May 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1148

God Comes Home

If indeed the kingdom of heaven is within us surely our
basic needs for guidance and care can be borne substantially
by common people. Literate vanities and professional
nomenclatures do not create or breathe the wealth of
experience, kindness and common cause interested persons can
share on-line. What's been so long missing in industrial
healthcare becomes possible in important ways
electronically. The buggy whip makers surely scorned the
'unsafe' mechanical vehicles.
Dr. Ferguson has given this matter long positive thought and
consideration and I'm happy to see BMJ open it's pages to
these topics and principles of healthcare participation.

Competing interests:
None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

20 May 2004
Ned Hoke
ecological medicine/private
Calif USA