ALVAN R. FEINSTEIN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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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
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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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;66(4):789-805.
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