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"I do think there is a link in that in both cases, writing fiction or writing a computer program, at any given moment you're focusing on a very specific and particular thing—one word, one line of code, whatever."
- Neal Stephenson

Robot Doctor  
  A mechanical physician.  

First use of this phrase in science fiction, as far as I know.

From a door high up in the wing, the robot Doctor, garbed in regulation wine gown and covered head, now entered, followed by two nurse and three interne robots.


('Flamingo: A Drama of A.D. 1950' by Clarence Edward Heller)
Down in the pit was a long white operating table. . . .
From a door high up in the wing the robot doctor entered.

Technovelgy from Flamingo: A Drama of A.D. 1950, by Clarence Edward Heller.
Published by Amazing Stories in 1930
Additional resources -

This use of the phrase takes place in a play, and so the "robot doctor" does not perform any medical tasks.

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