Intended for healthcare professionals

The internet and dermatology: a personal viewpoint

The internet is indiscriminate; doctors and patients alike can benefit from it. Traditionally, we, as doctors, have always been much better informed than our patients about their disorders, and a well-informed patient can be perceived as quite a threat. An ill-informed patient can be even more disturbing. Not long ago, it was only Aran sweater-wearing, Guardian-reading, university lecturers who, when presenting as well-read patients, were able to give us skin experts the ‘heebie-jeebies’.
Dermatology in practice 2012; 18(3): 18–20
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