JAMES A. COWAN, M.D.
To the editor: The decision to review microcomputer software related to internal medicine is timely (1). As the initial reviews show (2, 3), the quality of available software is variable, and there is presently no good way to catalog [for potential users] the content and quality of such software. Another problem relates to the authorship of programs with intellectual applications in internal medicine. Although not specifically addressing the issue of software, the questions raised in the same issue by Fotion and Conrad (4) are as applicable to software as to the traditional forms of medical literature.
Should authors of software
COWAN JA. Authorship for Software. Ann Intern Med. ;100:914. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-100-6-914_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;100(6):914.
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