Kindly Cuts

SHOW: THE HUMAN FACTOR

TIME: THURSDAYS, 10 P.M. EDT, CBS

THE BOTTOM LINE: A familiar prescription still produces feel-good results.

"I'VE DONE OVER 500 OF THESE procedures, and I haven't lost a patient yet," snarls a brilliant surgeon to the lowly medical student who has dared to offer a pre-op suggestion. What happens next (as if you didn't know) is that because of his arrogance, the surgeon almost loses a patient.

Such morality tales are part of the daily rounds in cbs's new medical series The Human Factor, which debuts this week. The show's guiding thesis is that doctors don't pay...

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