Medicine: The Machine Answered

Every year, some 10,000 ailing babies are born in the U.S. to parents with hostile blood types caused by the mysterious Rh factor.† Even with the most modern treatment, the best that doctors could hope for in such cases was to hold the death rate down to 20%. Last week, after listening to a pessimistic summary of these facts, doctors at the American Academy of Pediatrics convention in San Francisco heard some unexpected good news. Dr. Louis K. Diamond of Boston Children's Hospital rose from the audience and said quietly: "I would be remiss...

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