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Patient safety and surgery

Patient safety and surgery

Last week, the WHO marked World Patient Safety Day. At its core, healthcare is singularly motivated by a desire to improve patient health and well...
Looking versus seeing, surgery versus art

Looking versus seeing, surgery versus art

Sculpting, painting, drawing and other artistic endeavours demand finely honed skills of observation combined with the ability to recapitulate (in ...
Is a surgical singularity coming? Will the ever-quickening pace of technological advancement make surgeons better? Or redundant?

Is a surgical singularity coming? Will the ever-quickening pace of technological advancement make surgeons better? Or redundant?

About 5000 years ago, the wheel was conceived and deployed as a new technology. A little more than 500 years ago, the printing press was invented. ...
Why we need more casual feminism in surgery

Why we need more casual feminism in surgery

Great surgeons come from all different backgrounds and genders. With still so few women surgeons, the profession is missing out on talent, narrowi...