Leo Anthony Celi • Maimuna S. Majumder •
Patricia Ordóñez • Juan Sebastian Osorio •
Kenneth E. Paik • Melek Somai
Historically, physicians have been the sole gatekeepers of medical knowledge. If a patient had a question more complicated than the choice of cold remedies or how to nurse a sprained ankle, they had to make an appointment to see a doctor. With the advent of the Internet and personal computers, patients can now quickly learn about possible diagnoses to explain the presence of blood in the urine, or even take a picture of a mole with a phone to determine if it is cancerous or not.