Computers and Clinical Thinking

  • Henrik R. Wulff
Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 40)


Kenneth H. Schaffner [14] gives a fair account of the state of computer diagnosis and Edmund D. Pellegrino [13] discusses, as I shall do, the clinical implications of accepting the machine as a partner. I enjoyed reading both papers and do not disagree with Pellegrino’s points of view, but I shall approach the problems from a somewhat different angle.


Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Biological Knowledge Statistical Decision Theory Clinical Decision Process Paternalistic Attitude 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Henrik R. Wulff
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  1. 1.Unit of Medical Philosophy and Clinical Theory Panum Institute University of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark

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