“The Doctor of the Future”, a visionary image from a 1939 Fritz Kahn book, illustrated a retrospective on the Medicine and the Digital Revolution conference. The event, held in December 2014 at the University of Zürich, brought together an international group of anthropologists, sociologists, and historians. Over two days, these scholars discussed the convergence of clinical medicine and public health with new ways of data management and online cultures, and reflected on the role that the social sciences might play in this revolution. Recent decades have witnessed the rise of new information and communication technologies, which have profoundly shaped the world of medicine – including the field of telemedicine which Fritz Kahn anticipated in his illustration more than 75 years ago. – Medicine Anthropology Theory is an English-language, open-access journal that publishes scholarly articles, essays, reviews, and reports related to medical anthropology and science and technology studies.
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