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June 13, 1966


JAMA. 1966;196(11):1014-1015. doi:10.1001/jama.1966.03100240148038

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Many authorities feel that the expanding use of computers today will have at least as much impact on human affairs as did the industrial revolution a century and a half ago. What is the present status of the computer in medicine? The honest answer to that question is, of course, that we do not know. In common with publications in all fields of human knowledge, medical literature is old the day it appears in print. The communications in this special Computer Issue of The Journal, some especially solicited and others regular contributions, were written some time ago. Their authors, and many other investigators throughout the world, are working now on newer applications of computers. But we will not know of these researches until many months hence, at which time the investigators will be ahead of us again. This is scarcely an original observation. Nevertheless, the thought is worth stressing when

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