ALVAN R. FEINSTEIN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
A clinician today often eats a breakfast that was stored in a refrigerator and cooked on an electric stove; he drives his automobile to a multistoried building, where he takes a self-service elevator to his office; he checks the telephoned reports of results obtained via X ray, electrocardiograph, or spectrophotometer; he looks at his television set and sees pictures sent instantaneously via artificial satellite from the other side of the earth; he then takes the microphone of his dictation equipment and composes a letter that will be transcribed with the aid of an electric typewriter. In the letter, he deplores
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FEINSTEIN AR. Compassion, Computers, and the Regulation of Clinical Technology. Ann Intern Med. 1967;66:789–805. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-66-4-789
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