a system providing automated medical care
To each patient Doctor Davis handed a tiny pink pill from the dispenser slot of the huge autodoc which covered the back wall of the infirmary.
We have to get him into the infirmary where the autodoc can work on him.
The autodoc kept informing us that we were pregnant, although it wouldn’t tell us any more.
I’d been told it would sustain him for eight hours independently, indefinitely when hooked into an autodoc.
Fellow on Outyard Five toppled into the mechanics. Autodoc mended the worst, but his heart failed him.
When no pain became evident, he opened his eyes to observe the tangle of limbs and implements on the underside of a pedestal autodoc, just as it swung aside.
For a nominal (exorbitant) fee, a sick or injured spacer could be treated by an autodoc. (For the kind of money they were asking, Catherine thought, they could at least offer a human doctor.)
Larry Niven, in If
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