What Is the Internet?

  • Roger P. Smith
  • Margaret J. A. Edwards


The idea of an “information age” can be daunting, but information has always been all around us. Today, it is managed, moved, and organized in ways never thought of in the past and will soon be in ways yet to be conceived. In medicine, information is vital, but the exponential growth in the amount of knowledge available requires new approaches to its dissemination and use. Computers offer the ability to manage the growing amounts of available information in useful and novel ways. Computers are changing even the way we view information itself. Central to this is the Internet.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger P. Smith
    • 1
  • Margaret J. A. Edwards
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyUniversity of Missouri-Kansas City School of MedicineKansas CityUSA
  2. 2.Margaret J.A. Edwards & Associates, Inc.CalgaryCanada

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