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How can you operate medical devices if the electricity fails?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
You mostly cannot: Many of the things we are accustomed to using in medicine require electrical input and will stop operating when the power stops. Most hospitals and many clinics have back up electrical generators for this circumstance. This is not different than all of society, dependent upon technology usually run with electrons.

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