Why this is so is that the value of AJP's material has proven to be timeless—even ahead of its time—and is cited beyond the psychiatric or scientific press. An article
in the July 9 New York Times titled "The Therapist Will See You Now, via the Web" discussed issues related to seeing patients over the Internet and cited
an article from AJP that was almost 40 years old. Thomas Dwyer, M.D., a Massachusetts psychiatrist, wrote in the August 1973 issue that he had
practiced "telepsychiatry," via video teleconferencing, for five years. Its "adoption by psychiatrists and patients," he predicted,
"will proceed quickly if the organizers cope with the irrational responses of some users."