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“Player Piano” Robotic Surgeries Put Women’s Lives At Risk

[Update, March 14, 2013: A little more than a week after my post went up, the President of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) issued a statement noting "the outcome of any surgery is directly associated with the surgeon’s skill," and urging patients "to separate the marketing hype from the reality when considering the best surgical approach for hysterectomies."]   In Kurt Vonnegut’s novel Player Piano, machines have replaced humans in most jobs, but only humans can be barbers and surgeons, given the complexity of the movements required. As Vonnegut noted, barbers “[u]sed to be sort of doctors, bleeding people and ... Continue Reading

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