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Envisioning information

From: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2007 14:00:49 -0500
Message-Id: <4C0C1F02-4D52-4009-87C7-7732B7906798@gmail.com>
Cc: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org, public-hcls-dse@w3.org

Vipul and I were discussing patient records and I remembered a nice  
layout of a portion from a medical record that Edward Tufte  
visualized in his book Envisioning Information. It is on page 56 to  
57. Unfortunately I don't know of an online way to view the book, but  
if you have access to a copy this, and any ofTufte's other books,  
they are well worth a look. The visualization places a terse report  
of the treatment of a patient in her last days, from a medical bill,  
annotated on the sides, in a sort of talmudic style, with the story  
of what was happening at the time.


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