18 Sep Your next surgeon may be trained by a computer
The funny thing about medicine is that in some ways it’s so advanced, yet in other ways it remains really primitive. Take ear surgery. You know how young docs learn to do it? They sit in a lab with a temporal bone from a cadaver, and they grind away on it, basically the same kind of training that has existed “since anyone has been doing any skilled training in medicine─thousands of years,” says Dr. Gregory Wiet, a surgeon and professor at Ohio State University.
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