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Accident and emergency medicine--making waves on the Internet.
  1. J M Ryan,
  2. C Baldock,
  3. R Lawson-Smith
  1. Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, UK. J.M.Ryan@sussex.ac.uk

    Abstract

    The internet is a communications and information tool which has recently entered the world of accident and emergency (A&E) medicine. It is a worldwide instrument facilitating the dissemination of ideas and clinical information in the specialty. It is being embraced by all disciplines involved in A&E medicine. Part I introduces the internet to those in A&E medicine unfamiliar with this technology. It describes the varied resources of the internet in A&E medicine and speculates on its future role. Part II supplies the reader with the necessary information to get on-line and explains some of the more technical aspects of the internet.

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