Medicine and the Internet: dreams, nightmares and reality

Br J Hosp Med. 1996 Nov 20-Dec 10;56(10):506-9.


The Internet promises enormous benefits for medical education, medical research and clinical practice. However, potential problems include patients who are over- or misinformed or who become victims of the psychopathology of life on-line. Perhaps one of the most insiduous but profound effects of the Internet will be on the culture of medicine.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Medicine*
  • Computer Communication Networks / organization & administration*
  • Diffusion of Innovation
  • Education, Medical*
  • Humans
  • Publishing
  • Research