Making virtual house calls with iPhone

The iPhone is “becoming as handy as stethoscopes in a doctor’s arsenal,” reports Bobby Caina Calvan (seattletimes.com). Take the case of a doctor whose colleague’s niece had been bitten by a dog. The doctor had the girl’s father send a photo of the girl’s wounded eye to his iPhone. “He quickly viewed the injury and issued a soothing diagnosis: No need for an emergency room. Antibiotics, which he prescribed by phone, would do the job.”

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