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The "silent revolution" of cybernation (cybernetics + automation) is upon us, and a rash of editorials, review articles, and fat and thin books prod us to learn the new technology or, failing that, at least the new lingo. Written for practicing physicians by a practicing physician who is also a cybernation neophyte, this thin book has the sense of urgency (and the unedited style) of those memos signed by a secretary over the notation "dictated but not read."
The first section, puzzlingly entitled "Beliefs," deals instead with such matters of fact as the history of computers, communication with computers, and
Computers in Medicine. A Primer for the Practicing Physician.. Ann Intern Med. 1968;68:717–718. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-68-3-717
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(3):717-718.
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