FIGURE 2.1. Telemedicine circa 1924—visionary cover of Radio News depicting an imagined "radio doctor" who could see and be seen by his patient.

FIGURE 2.1Telemedicine circa 1924—visionary cover of Radio News depicting an imagined "radio doctor" who could see and be seen by his patient

The first experimental television transmission did not occur until 1927. Photo courtesy of the Radiology Information System Consortium, Reston, Virginia.

From: 2, Evolution and Current Applications of Telemedicine

Cover of Telemedicine
Telemedicine: A Guide to Assessing Telecommunications in Health Care.
Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Evaluating Clinical Applications of Telemedicine; Field MJ, editor.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 1996.
Copyright © 1996, National Academy of Sciences.

NCBI Bookshelf. A service of the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.