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Archimedes' Principal: I was waiting for surgery in the prep room of a hospital in California in 2005, next to a man who was about to undergo one of the first prostate removals using the Da Vinci robotic system.

Socialized medicine is so great, the Brits have done their first Da Vinci surgery 7 years later.


No, FTA: "Robots - such as the Da Vinci robot - have previously been used in specialist hospitals in the UK to perform laparoscopic or keyhole surgery."

Da Vinci robot was first used in the NHS in 2004. Link (new window)

So yeah, socialised medicine IS great.
 
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