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Watson, MD?

Harvard Medical School's Isaac Kohane asks in a Common Health piece whether "Dr. Watson" — cousin to IBM's supercomputer of the same surname, and of Jeopardy! fame — will one day put physicians "out of work in droves." In the article, Kohane considers the prospects of computerized medical care. He contemplates the possibility that a patient's physician might order the incorrect test or miss the proper diagnosis, while Dr. Watson would the right answers for both problems. However, he adds: "What if Dr.

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