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As the digital computer is coming of age (the ENIAC was born in Philadelphia 21 years ago), the medical world is feebly responding to the challenge—and the opportunities—of this new technology. The present volume is a by-product of this response. Written by a computer practitioner (the former director of the Medical Automation Unit of University College Hospital, London), it aims to provide a readable automation primer for physicians, surgeons, and other health workers. In this aim it succeeds, to a point.
The book consists of two sections. The first deals with the scope and the character of medical automation and
An Introduction to Medical Automation.. Ann Intern Med. ;66:1070. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-66-5-1070_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;66(5):1070.
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