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Researchers try crystal ball gazing to predict future

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7059.706a (Published 21 September 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:706

A team of researchers have tried to predict when artificial hearts, lungs, livers, and kidneys will come into clinical use. Such devices are all at various stages of development around the world and could help to solve the severe shortages of donor organs.

A team of futurologists and researchers put together by British Telecommunications (BT) has tried to look into the future by combing the literature and talking with leading practitioners, and it has produced a timetable for …

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