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Medicine's computer revolution is moving in—slowly at first—but one of these years there will be an increased crescendo. The average physician need never be intimately conversant with computer technology and programming in order to use effectively the help these systems can give. Nonetheless, many thoughtful clinicians will wish to better acquaint themselves with their potentialities and functions. The author presents a concise and readable, not-too-technical exposition to this end.
In simple language Dr. Taylor discusses the brief but interesting history of computing, components and interrelationships of present-day systems, and methods of coding information for the general-purpose digital electronic computer. A
The Principles of Medical Computing.. Ann Intern Med. ;68:965. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-68-4-965_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(4):965.
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