TL; DR (too long; didn’t read) medicine and pocket-sized textbooks

Nicholas M Beech
Med J Aust 2010; 193 (11): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2010.tb04100.x
Published online: 6 December 2010

“I love the smell of a freshly opened textbook ...”

Studying medicine in the internet age is fascinating, daunting and depressing. Fascinating because we can instantly YouTube anything — from clinical examinations and suturing techniques to recordings of laparoscopic surgery and lectures on any topic imaginable — and at any time. We can Google image-search anything from Janeway lesions and Roth spots to erythema nodosum and pancreatic panniculitis, granting us a wealth of experience in a mouse click.

  • Nicholas M Beech

  • University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD.

Competing interests:

I received no funding, but welcome any from small textbook publishers with deep pockets.


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