Telemedicine and teledermatology: Past, present and future

  title={Telemedicine and teledermatology: Past, present and future},
  author={Elisabeth Wurm and Rainer Hofmann-Wellenhof and Robert L. Wurm and Hans Peter Soyer},
  journal={JDDG: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft},
Telemedicine is an emerging field within medicine with potential to revolutionize the delivery of health care.It is defined as the use of telecommunication technologies to transfer medical information.Teledermatology is a category of telemedicine. Early experiments were already made at the beginning of the 20th century, the breakthrough happened in the nineties because of the rapid progress of telecommunication technology. The latest advance is mobile telemedicine which is characterized by the… 

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