G. Octo Barnett, M.D.
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In the past 30 years, the practice of medicine has undergone fundamental changes as a result of the increased understanding of disease processes, the tendency to greater specialization of medical practice, the introduction of a host of new tests and new forms of therapy, and the increasing urbanization of America. The communication aspects of medical practice and the storage and retrieval of medical information are in many instances limiting factors in improving the delivery of health services.
In the past decade the digital computer has assumed an increasingly important role in industry, banking, space travel, scientific research, and communication. New
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Barnett GO. Role of Computers in Clinical Medicine.. Ann Intern Med. 1967;66:1062. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-66-5-1062_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;66(5):1062.
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