Susan M. Reiss
From the beginning, the laser's medical potential charmed the medical community and the public alike. Its ease of operation, quickness, and precision offer an unprecedented alternative to conventional protocols. But, all learned quickly that without strict clinical trials and thoughtful application, the laser would join other junked prototypes on the shelf.
"Five or six years ago, physicians were extremely naive," says Ann Coulter, who's followed the medical laser market for Market Intelligence Research Corp. "Now, physicians are very realistic about what lasers can do."
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Publish Date: 01 April 1991
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