The tale is told of a large realm, of 1.4 billion, the largest nation in the world. It has a culture that is old, rich and grounded. A citizen’s worth can be understood, determined, exalted or decried. In modern times said country has a visionary leader for life. His foresight includes the automation of culture through the use of big datasets, mass surveillance, facial recognition, and artificial intelligence. A citizen’s …
Post Author: Iyesatta Massaquoi Emeli, MD
Iyesatta Massaquoi Emeli is an emergency medicine physician.
Very many years ago, as a medical student, I remember caring for a twenty-something-year-old in the intensive care unit (ICU) with a very severe infection that resulted in her being in the ventilator for months. Let’s call her Jane. Her hospital course was complicated: re-infections, loss of digits, muscle wasting.
The ICU was closed to families during morning rounds which is when all the doctors in their white coats gathered and …
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