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“I’ve seen tex­ting among peo­ple I’m su­per­vis­ing in the O.R. … It is not, un­for­tu­nately, un­com­mon to see them do­ing any num­ber of things with that com­puter be­yond pa­tient care. … Ama­zon, Gmail, I’ve seen all sorts of shop­ping, I’ve seen ebay. You name it, I’ve seen it.” —Dr. Stephen Luczy­cki, an anes­the­si­ol­o­gist and med­i­cal di­rec­tor

in one of the sur­gi­cal in­ten­sive-care units at Yale-new Haven (Conn.) Hos­pi­tal, in a New York Times story on med­i­cal per­son­nel

dis­tracted by mo­bile tech­nol­ogy.

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