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March 1998


Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1998;55(3):273. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.55.3.273

THESE ARE exciting times for medicine and the Internet. Recent articles in both medical and psychiatric journals have compared the remarkable communication opportunities on the Internet with the advent of the printing press or the telephone.1-4 At last estimate, the Internet's user-friendly interface known as the World Wide Web had over 70 million documents (data from [http://altavista.digital.com]). With this growth has come fears and caveats about the appropriate application of this technology.3,5,6 The Archives of General Psychiatry Web site, present on the Internet since July 1995, has recently expanded to reflect the rapid development of this medium. The changes on our site are more evolutionary than revolutionary. The electronic version of the ARCHIVES has incorporated new features that enhance interaction with the print journal as well as providing clinicians and research scientists access to the diverse mental health offerings on the World Wide Web.

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