[Foundation-l] Doctors Again
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Wed Jun 1 14:40:54 UTC 2011
There's a huge difference between "consulted Wikipedia on any matter in
their professional arena" and "relied exclusively on Wikipedia for a medical
matter about a patient's treatment".
A doctor might well use it as a regular place (one of several) to double
check something, especially obscure areas, or when writing a professional
letter (eg to a professional magazine or colleague)
On Wed, Jun 1, 2011 at 3:18 PM, Nathan <nawrich at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 1, 2011 at 10:15 AM, Fred Bauder <fredbaud at fairpoint.net>
> > "Across all markets a surprising 75% of doctors in the 51-60 age groups
> > stated that they regularly used Wikipedia for professional use."
> > http://www.responsesource.com/releases/rel_display.php?relid=65076
> > They edit a lot too.
> > It is unlikely that any doctor while under oath in discovery or
> > testifying at a trial would admit that they consulted Wikipedia regarding
> > any matter, especially regarding any erroneous information they may have
> > relied on.
> > Fred
> Pretty bold statement - 75% of doctors in that age group would commit
> perjury by lying rather than admit to having read Wikipedia?
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