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September 8, 1999

Advances in Medical Care: Promise, Problems, and Proper Application

Author Affiliations

Margaret AWinkerMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Interim CoeditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 1999;282(10):938-939. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-282-10-jbk0908

To the Editor: All physicians concerned about the value and place of modern technology in medical practice should read the article by Drs Fisher and Welch.1 Were medical students and residents to read it, they might come to the invaluable realization that technology is not a replacement for sound clinical judgment. For many physicians, this lesson either is never learned or is learned only after years of practice.