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Health information technologies: the citizen and the individual?
  1. Luis David Castiel
  1. Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil;

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    In many fields of knowledge, but especially in health domains, we are witnessing a colonisation of our societies by an alliance between generators of specialised knowledge and the panoply of technical macro-systems and communications, distribution, and consumption networks. We live with an overload of images, texts, and potential choices regarding our health. This has reshaped a generation of individuals as proto-patients without doctors, consumers of information technology goods and services in the quest to preserve their health. …

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