Teleneurology by Internet

  • Andrew J. Larner


The Internet is one of the major technological advances of our time (Dyson 1999), with many potential applications in medicine generally, not least patient information seeking behavior. Most neurologists will be familiar with the experience of consultations in which the patient arrives armed with a mass of infor­mation downloaded from the Internet, of greater or lesser relevance to the neurological problem at hand. But how frequently do patients use such resources without declaring so, and how might this shape their health expectations and beliefs?


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cognitive Function ClinicWalton Centre for Neurology and NeurosurgeryLiverpoolUK
  2. 2.Society of Apothecaries’ Honorary Lecturer in the History of MedicineUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK

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