Medicine Failure When Complex

  • Bruce R. Schatz
  • Richard B. BerlinJr.
Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)


Throughout much of history, public health and medicine have been very closely tied and shared the same information. In ancient times, a physician such as Hippocrates would observe both individuals and populations. The data known about people and peoples was carried in his mind, the sum total of what he observed, what he was able to recall, and what he was able to analyze without aid of sophisticated tools.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruce R. Schatz
    • 1
  • Richard B. BerlinJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medical Information Science, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA

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