Dr. Google Got the Diagnosis Right, the First Time
From the blog of Roheet Kakaday MD, The Biopsy
During a diagnostic reasoning course, our physician lecturer joked,Youll need to see where all your patients symptoms overlap to get your diagnosis. Most likely, you ll be Googling things, but make sure you look up more definitive sources than Wikipedia if you want to be taken seriously.
We first year med students had little to no idea what the diagnosis actually was. A curious classmate typed in the symptoms we were given into Google and asked it for a diagnosis.
Google spat out Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura. Our lecturer later revealed that this was indeed the correct diagnosis; a diagnosis, which, according to the lecturer, only an experienced doctor would be able to guess.
Google actually got it right.
On the first try.Digital medicine, folks.