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Medical Apps: Public and Academic Perspectives
Philosophy Faculty Publications
  • William H. Krieger, University of Rhode Island
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Medical apps have featured in popular websites and mainstream news media in recent months. However, there has been almost no mention of these tools in journals focusing on relevant ethical or social issues, including conflict of interest, the role of politics in science, and technological oversight.This essay examines the role that these philosophical issues might play in answering both public and academic questions about these pieces of emergent technology.

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Copyright 2013 The Johns Hopkins University Press.

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Krieger, W. H. "Medical Apps: Public and Academic Perspectives." Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, vol. 56 no. 2, 2013, pp. 259-273. Project MUSE, doi:10.1353/pbm.2013.0013

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