JOHN G. MAYNE, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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The potential benefits from the use of computers in handling medical information have been discussed with increasing frequency during the past 5 or 10 years. It has been obvious that our current system of information handling is inadequate. This inadequacy is due in part to a relative shortage of physicians and in part to the vast increase in the amount of medical knowledge flowing out of medical centers and laboratories.
Physicians traditionally have sought ways to adapt technical advances to care for the sick. The new computer technology is enormously complex so that sophistication in scientific fields other than medicine
MAYNE JG. Computers in Medicine. Ann Intern Med. 1969;70:641–642. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-70-3-641
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;70(3):641-642.
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