In medicine, as in aviation, more technology may not be better. Taking away from human operator control might be more dangerous than previously thought.
Author David Sherer
David Sherer, MD, is an American physician, author and inventor. He is the lead author of Dr. David Sherer’s Hospital Survival Guide: 100+ Ways to Make Your Hospital Stay Safe and Comfortable. He is a member of Leading Physicians of the World, and a multi-time winner of HealthTap’s leading anesthesiologists award. Currently, Dr. Sherer practices anesthesiology in the suburbs of Washington D.C., and has held two U.S. patents in the fields of critical care medicine and telecommunications. Appearing in all forms of media, he is a tireless advocate for hospitalized patients, and believes that individual responsibility, and not government intervention, is the key to improving the general health and wellbeing of all Americans. His memoir, The House of Black and White: My Life with and Search for Louise Johnson is his first work of non-medically related nonfiction.
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